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3:47 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Neo-Soul Singer Yolonda Lavender Seeks To Color The World With More Than Music

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As colorful and fragrant as her name, Yolonda Lavender's music background is influenced by everything from gospel to hip hop.

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9:56 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commissioner says Douglass Community Association trying to raise $100,000 in month

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Community forum scheduled for August 19th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A grassroots campaign has started to help the Douglass Community Association raise $100,000 in 30 days as the organization faces a funding deadline, Kalamazoo City Commissioner Stephanie Moore said. Moore said a grassroots campaign has started with an effort to raise $100,000 to help the organization "bridge a funding gap."
7:13 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Kalamazoo's Douglass Community Association in danger of closing over funding problems

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Board has cut $300,000 from budget since December
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Douglass Community Association, a 94-year-old organization on the north side of Kalamazoo, is in danger of closing after battling the effects of financial and organizational mismanagement that has led to funding cuts from a major donor, said James Liggins Jr., Douglass Community Association board chairman.
5:49 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Recalled knee surgery tool could cause damages, death

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Stryker recalled ShapeMatch Cutting Guides in November for concerns that the tool may cause the knee not to work properly.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Stryker Corp.'s voluntary recall of its ShapeMatch Cutting Guides is being classified as a Class I recall by the Food and Drug Administration, meaning there is reasonable probability the product could cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
8:12 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Seasonal education jobs help unemployment rate drop 0.1%

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A regional analyst from the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Relations & Strategic Initiatives says jobs in healthcare, construction, seasonal retail trade jobs, some social services, and leisure and hospitality all fell in February.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The unemployment rate for the Kalamazoo-Portage area remained almost unchanged in February vs. January, mirroring the experience of most other regions of the state. Jobless rates inched down in February in nine of the 12 regional counties tracked by the state.