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Update - Thursday afternoon: Kalamazoo County Corporate Counsel Thom Canny has confirmed that Kalamazoo County Administrator Terrence Neuzil is on paid leave.

If the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners voted to put new county administrator Terrence Neuzil on paid leave Tuesday night, it did not announce that decision publicly.

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(MPRN-Washington D.C.) The charge has been leveled that state and federal officials put salvaging their careers ahead of making sure kids in Flint had safe drinking water. 

Orchard Hill Landfill can easily be seen from I-94
Rebecca Thiele

 Coloma residents are hoping a state House bill will help get rid of the odor from nearby Orchard Hill Landfill. The bill, sponsored by state representative Al Pscholka, would double fines for landfills that commit odor violations. 

Iden, Hoadley Propose Active Shooter Alert Bills

Mar 14, 2016

There’s a bipartisan effort at the state Capitol to create a statewide active shooter alert system. It comes after a shooting spree in Kalamazoo last month that left six people dead and two seriously injured.
State Rep. Brandt Iden (R-Oshtemo Twp.) lives near Kalamazoo.

“I was on Stadium Drive getting gas at about the same time that the shooter would have been traveling down Stadium Drive,” said Iden.

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If you took a selfie at your polling place on Tuesday, you probably broke the law. Unless you’re a member of the media, The Michigan Secretary of State’s office doesn’t allow cameras of any kind at open voting sites. A new bill, introduced by East Lansing representative Sam Singh this week, aims to change that.