local government

10:27 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission to Discuss Poverty Reduction Proposals Monday Night

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One report estimates that 46% of the city's children live in poverty
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will talk about poverty in the city at a work session tonight. Commissioners in January outlined five priorities for the city for 2014 and 2015, including that the city commission will take an advocacy role in working toward reducing poverty.
6:14 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Safety Says Event Grew, Fights Broke Out Before Tear Gas Was Used

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One arrest, no injuries reported
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The initial gathering of people near Western Michigan University's campus for what is known as "House Crawl" was peaceful early on Saturday, but as the crowd grew to an estimated 2,000 people, fights began breaking out, police say. Tear gas was used shortly after 5 p.m.
6:16 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Kalamazoo County Administrator Says $3 Surcharge for 911 Dispatch 'is Dead'

Lead in text: 
Peter Battani says recommendation was "Cadillac Plan at a Cadillac Price"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- When cost estimates to consolidate Kalamazoo County's 911 dispatch centers came out last fall, one number became an immediate hang-up. A $3 monthly surcharge on phones and all other electronic devices capable of contacting 911 proposed by a consultant "ain't happening," Kalamazoo County Administrator Peter Battani said recently.
1:17 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Kalamazoo Still Urging Residents to Run Water to Avoid Freezing Lines

Lead in text: 
Portage has lifted advisory to run water
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo water customers are being asked to continue to run their water until April 20 to avoid frozen pipes, despite the city of Portage's announcement that water customers there can stop running water.
6:13 am
Thu April 10, 2014

No Decision on Senior Citizen Millage for Van Buren County

Lead in text: 
Questions whether millage should be at county or township level
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI -- There was little discussion and no decision Wednesday on whether the Van Buren County Board of Commissioners should ask for a countywide millage. Commissioners met Wednesday morning in the Van Buren County main circuit courtroom and listened to the pros and cons of a millage that would pay for services to senior citizens.

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