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Andy Robins / WMUK

Efficiency, diversity, and the best way to use an expanded jail are among the issues dividing the candidates for Kalamazoo County prosecutor. Voters will pick either incumbent Democrat Jeff Getting or Republican challenger Don Smith on Tuesday, November 8.


State Representative Aaron Miller says he hopes to learn more and "do a better job" if he wins election for another term in the state House. 

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Every four years, Kalamazoo elects a County Clerk and Register of Deeds. The longtime incumbent says he runs things smoothly, but the challenger says he could do better.  

Employees with MDEQ's first wetland monitoring program floating their gear over a stream.
Anne Garwood, MDEQ

If you enjoy long walks through the mud, scaling fences, and doing paperwork under the hot sun - you’d love working for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s first ever wetland monitoring program. It’s a dirty job, but it’s the only way to find out if the state’s wetlands are healthy.

Tom Arthur/Wikicommons

A crowded field is seeking two seats on the Kalamazoo School Board. Four incumbents and one challenger are running for four seats on the Portage School Board.