Kalamazoo Gazette

4:55 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Downtown parking rates could go up in Kalamazoo next year

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Daily parking rates in ramps would go up by five cents. Monthly rates for cars could increase by $1-4. Daily metered parking rates would stay the same, but monthly meter rates would go up by $2 .
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Parking rates in downtown Kalamazoo could rise 5 percent in 2014. The Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority is considering the hike as part of the 2014 proposed $3.3 million parking budget. DDA directors considered the budget on Monday, but decided to table the decision until the board's December meeting.
4:01 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Schoolcraft Council President steps down

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Dan DeVries works for the Stryker Corporation and will be relocating to Phoenix, Arizona.
SCHOOLCRAFT, MI - The Schoolcraft Village Council will take its time replacing Village President Dan DeVries, who stepped down Monday after four years because of a job relocation. DeVries is employed with Stryker Medical and will be transferring to Phoenix, Ariz. with his wife, Kate, and two children, Adele, 6, and Jack, 4.
4:45 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Trail to connect downtown South Haven and Van Buren State Park

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The open house for the project will be Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the South Haven City Hall.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI - City officials and residents this week will discuss a plan to create a bicycle path connecting downtown South Haven to Van Buren State Park. An open house for the Van Buren County Trail Project is slated for 5 to 7 p.m.
2:00 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

To stop meth, House bills go after 'smurfs'

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Smurfs buy small amounts of drugs that contain pseuoephedrine, like Sudafed, and sell them to meth cooks.
LANSING, MI -- A pair of bills introduced to the Michigan House of Representatives target people who buy ingredients for methamphetamine cooks. These suppliers, known as "smurfs," purchase small amounts of pseudoephedrine and sell them to meth producers.
3:20 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Kalamazoo college ranked best value, worst return on investment

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Kalamazoo College ranked 51st out of the 200 top private schools on the list compiled by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo College was named a "best value" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. The college came in 51 st, sliding eight spots from last year. This year's list includes the top 200 private colleges -- 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges -- in the United States.