Kalamazoo

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.
8:02 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Kalamazoo residents oppose EPA plan for contaminated landfill

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More than a hundred people showed their opposition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan for the Allied Paper Landfill site at a Kalamazoo meeting last night.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Dustin Harback lives steps from the Allied Paper landfill site. His 11-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son go to Parkwood Upjohn Elementary School and his family drives by the landfill daily. Harback said he wanted to join "some people that want to be bold and change the community."
7:53 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Citizens scrutinize safety of Palisade Nuclear Plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Palisades Nuclear Plant in South Haven operated safely in 2012, despite several leaks.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- Over 100 people turned out Tuesday night for a public meeting about the Palisades nuclear plant, some of them voicing concerns and asking questions regarding the condition of the plant's nuclear reactor, storage of nuclear waste and general plant safety.
6:37 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Part-time parking employees to replace contract workers in Kalamazoo

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The Kalamazoo city commission voted last night to let the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety hire three new part-time employees. By not renewing their contract with AMPCO System Parking, Kalamazoo Police Chief Jeff Hadley says the city will save about $200,000.
Commissioners approved in a 6-0 vote the plan that would allow the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety to hire three non-union civilians for the jobs instead of renewing a contract with AMPCO System Parking. Hiring in-house instead of renewing the $316,000 contract would save the city about $200,000, KDPS Chief Jeff Hadley has said.

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