The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm effective from 7 pm Saturday until 6 am Monday. A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-12" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 8-12" possible. However, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-7". Additionally, gusty winds will be blowing the snow quite a bit, causing drifting on roads along with poor visibility. Travel is discouraged from late Saturday night through Sunday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING for the following counties in West Michigan, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 4 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Warning area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 8 and 12" of accumulation are possible. Additionally, strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow. Driving conditions will be hazardous Sunday. Travel is not encouraged.

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Michigan to host conference on African governance

Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Scholars and policymakers from around the globe plan to gather next month for a conference on Africa at Western Michigan University.
The eighth International Conference on African Development is scheduled for Aug. 14-16 at the Kalamazoo school. The theme is "The Challenges of Good Governance and Leadership for Sustainable Development in African States."
The keynote speech scheduled for Aug. 15 will be delivered by Mammo Muchie. The professor from The Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa will discuss creating sustainable governance and removing social capital and institutional deficits across the continent.
The free conference is sponsored by the university's Center for African Development Policy Research and other organizations.

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