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2:23 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

New "health campus" planned in Kalamazoo

Map showing the location of the new "living campus" project
Credit KVCC

A $42 million "health campus" planned in downtown Kalamazoo will include a location for Kalamazoo Valley Community College. It plans to open a new program on sustainable production, distribution, and preparation of food. The new campus will rise on 13 acres of land donated by Bronson Healthcare near the hospital's main facility.

The new project will also feature a psychiatric clinic run by Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

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SW Michigan
2:00 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Van Buren freeway could get new name

Kalamazoo Public Safety patrol car (file photo)
Credit WMUK

A stretch of I-94 in Van Buren County could be named in honor of a Michigan State Police trooper who was killed in the line of duty.

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WMUK News
2:09 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

ISAAC "Porch Patrol" surveys Kalamazoo

An ISAAC "Porch Patrol" team speaks to a Kalamazoo resident in 2011
Credit ISAAC Kalamazoo

ISAAC, the Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community, is sending people to several neighborhoods in Kalamazoo and Portage to find out what issues are on the minds of residents. This is the organization’s second “Porch Patrol”. The first was in 2011.

ISAAC Director Brendan Flanagan says the “Porch Patrol” helps set the organization’s agenda. Two years ago the group heard that gang and gun violence as well as drug-related crime topped the list of concerns in the less well-to-do areas of Kalamazoo.

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Jobless rates
7:33 am
Fri July 26, 2013

June unemployment rate in Kalamazoo area down slightly from a year ago

Credit WMUK

Jobless rate in Calhoun County unchanged from June of last year. 

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World Record Attempts
7:06 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

World's Longest Salad Bar to be made in Hudsonville

Abel Reyes cuts a head of lettuce to harvest it for Lubber Bros Farms.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The City of Hudsonville, just south west of Grand Rapids, is trying to break the world record for the longest continuous salad bar.

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