Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has charged five men with committing sexual abuse while they were Catholic priests. They face 21 charges of criminal sexual conduct. The announcement is part of Nessel’s ongoing investigation into all seven Catholic dioceses in Michigan.
Michelle Miller-Adams says when local communities are struggling economically, leaders look to attract an employer that will bring lots of jobs. But the Senior Researcher for the Kalamazoo-based Upjohn Institute for Employment Research says “that is a very low percentage strategy.” The Upjohn Institute launched a project last year on how communities can attract and keep good jobs. Miller-Adams and Upjohn Institute Senior Economist Tim Bartik are two of the co-authors of a report called Building Shared Prosperity: How Communities Can Create Good Jobs For All.Note: This interview was originally broadcast in April.
WestSouthwest Brief with Michelle Miller-Adams and Tim Bartik
Former Kalamazoo City Commissioner Shannon Sykes-Nehring attended her last Commission meeting as a member of the board last night. She resigned because she no longer lives in the city, but Sykes-Nehring says she’ll remain active in the community.