Kalamazoo County

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Efficiency, diversity, and the best way to use an expanded jail are among the issues dividing the candidates for Kalamazoo County prosecutor. Voters will pick either incumbent Democrat Jeff Getting or Republican challenger Don Smith on Tuesday, November 8.


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Every four years, Kalamazoo elects a County Clerk and Register of Deeds. The longtime incumbent says he runs things smoothly, but the challenger says he could do better.  


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Veterans services were back on the table last night as the Kalamazoo County Commission considered next year’s budget.

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Kalamazoo County is looking into claims that its veterans’ office was critically understaffed for two weeks.

The county once had two employees who could help veterans apply for federal benefits, but one of them left recently. When the other took a vacation, Commissioner Mike Seals says the office was down to one clerk who cannot help with Veterans Administration benefits.

Seals says that’s unacceptable.

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Students at Gull Lake Community Schools can expect to see a sheriff’s deputy around their classrooms this school year. On Tuesday the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners approved plans to post the officer to the district.

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