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A model presented at Thursday night's meeting
courtesy photo

After a year of talks with the City of Kalamazoo, the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to consider another alternative for the Allied Paper Landfill. At a public meeting last night, the EPA and the city presented one of their collaborative plans. 

COVERT - Palisades nuclear power plant's federal safety rating will be downgraded due to a violation related to how some workers' radiation doses were monitored and calculated last year.

From studies to leadership hires, the city of Battle Creek had a year in which public input shined, Mayor Deb Owens said. "We are being open," she said Thursday. "We are being transparent and we are reaching out to our citizens in every way possible.

KVCC Launches Cell Tower Academy

Feb 26, 2015
Newkirk Electric

Next month, Kalamazoo Valley Community College will start a new Cell Tower Technician Academy at its Groves Campus. The six-week program in cooperation with Muskegon-based Newkirk Electric Company will train students to build and maintain cell phone towers.

With the rise in popularity of cell phones has come an increase in demand for the workers who build and maintain cell telephone towers. Tom Sutton is the Director of Wind, Energy and Technology at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

A stained glass image of the official Battle Creek city seal can be seen on the main interior staircase of city hall between the second and third floors
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

For about as long as Battle Creek has been a city, newcomers have wondered how it got its name. But even if you know about the historical skirmish between surveying settlers and Native Americans, you might still be surprised by what you find on the stairs in Battle Creek’s city hall. 

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