4:32 pm
Sun October 6, 2013

Amtrak upgrades around state designed to boost riders

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Track improvements between Kalamazoo and Dearborn among projects around Michigan
'Train 365 westbound, now arriving.' The announcer’s voice stopped soft chatter outside East Lansing’s Amtrak station as the Friday morning train pulled up to the platform. Passengers destined for a long weekend in Chicago, or points in between, rolled their luggage to the open coach doors. Conductors in dress uniform waved them aboard. Within 10 minutes, the train was moving again, en route to Battle Creek.
8:41 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Kalamazoo's airport may get bigger

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Most of the cost of acquiring the land from Pfizer will be covered by a federal grant.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport may soon expand by nearly 70 acres with the aid of more than $1 million in federal funds. A use for the new property hasn't been determined.
6:58 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Fixing roads may mean higher state sales tax

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Majority Republicans in the legislature had earlier rejected Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to raise gasoline taxes and vehicle registration fees.
LANSING - Legislative leaders are getting closer to a deal that would raise $1.2 billion a year needed to fix Michigan's crumbling roads - but it could mean a hike in the state's 6% sales tax. Voters could be asked, probably next year, to support a sales tax increase.
1:20 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Fake coyotes scare birds at Kalamazoo airport

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The airport uses animated coyote decoys to scare away Canada geese that can pose a threat to aircraft landing or taking off.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The snarling, crouching coyotes seen lurking about the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport this summer still startle the employees- even though they know the animals are only decoys, relocated by operations staff every day or two to keep small animals and large birds away from the airport runways.
3:06 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Eleven hurt in I-94 bus crash near Battle Creek

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The driver of the bus was trapped in the vehicle for over an hour while passengers were forced to escape through windows
KALAMAZOO, MI - More than 15 passenger wearily waited at the Kalamazoo Metro Transit station Thursday afternoon after being transported from the scene of an I-94 collision involving their westbound Greyhound bus and a semi.