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Bronson Park Is A Pokemon Go Hot Spot In Kalamazoo

Jul 28, 2016
Ryan Skryd

Pokémon Go: it’s the latest craze in mobile games where you can catch Pokémon “in real life”. It’s drawing people outdoors and to Kalamazoo’s downtown. Even local business owners are taking notice - setting up shop in popular PokéStops to attract new customers. 

Courtesy of Mary Whiteford

State Representative Mary Whiteford has been representing most of Allegan County since she won a special election in March. The Republican, now faces a challenge in next week’s primary for the 80th state House District. 

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One state House district in Kalamazoo County does not have an incumbent running for re-election this year. But there are five primary candidates, three Republicans and two Democrats, on the ballot in the 66th district Tuesday. The district includes all of  Van Buren County and the city of Parchment along with Alamo and Cooper Townships in Kalamazoo County. 

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Voters in Kalamazoo County have two Democratic candidates to choose from in the August 2 primary for county treasurer. The incumbent is Mary Balkema, a Republican with no primary opponent.

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A replica of a Viking longship from the Middle Ages stopped in South Haven this week. The Draken, or "Dragon," is participating in the North American Tall Ships Festival