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2:23 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

New "health campus" planned in Kalamazoo

Map showing the location of the new "living campus" project
Credit KVCC

A $42 million "health campus" planned in downtown Kalamazoo will include a location for Kalamazoo Valley Community College. It plans to open a new program on sustainable production, distribution, and preparation of food. The new campus will rise on 13 acres of land donated by Bronson Healthcare near the hospital's main facility.

The new project will also feature a psychiatric clinic run by Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

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SW Michigan
2:00 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Van Buren freeway could get new name

Kalamazoo Public Safety patrol car (file photo)
Credit WMUK

A stretch of I-94 in Van Buren County could be named in honor of a Michigan State Police trooper who was killed in the line of duty.

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1:49 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Environmentalists criticize fracking plan

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The company behind the plan says it's focusing on sites in the northern Lower Peninsula.
LANSING - A proposal to draw natural gas from as many as 500 wells in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula by using hydraulic fracturing is attracting attention from environmentalists. The Detroit News reports Monday that Calgary, Alberta-based Encana Corp. proposed the wells. Spokesman Doug Hock says the company is "in the early stages" of new drilling in Michigan.
7:15 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Perrigo to acquire Irish pharmaceutical company

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Allegan-based company says deal will allow for international expansion and diversifying global business
Allegan-based generic drug manufacturer Perrigo announced this morning that it agreed to acquire Irish pharmaceutical maker Elan Corp. PLC in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $8.6 billion.
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6:53 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Activists push for more cities to adopt gay-rights ordinances

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Kalamazoo Township became 24th municipality in Michigan adopt an ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- An ordinance like the one just adopted in Kalamazoo Township banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people may be passed soon in Oshtemo Township, and gay rights advocates plan to continue a push to get more municipalities to enact such measures.

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