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Update: Two Kalamazoo Roads Still Closed

Feb 23, 2018

The City of Kalamazoo created this map of road closures and high-risk areas. For a detour map and other flooding information, visit the city's alert page.

Updated 6:25 a.m. Thursday, March 1. Two roads remain still closed in Kalamazoo due to flooding, according to the map. They are E. Crosstown Parkway between Mills St. and S. Pitcher St., and Sheldon St. between S. Pitcher St. and E. Vine St.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Students at Loy Norrix High School in Kalamazoo are joining their peers at other schools around the country in calling for stricter laws on guns. Hundreds of students rallied in front of the school over lunch on Wednesday, then walked to Kilgore Road where some briefly stood in the roadway before heading back inside.

Patrick Semansky / AP Photo

Should Kalamazoo County levy a tax to help fund services for seniors? Voters will have a chance to decide in August. The County Commission voted 6 to 5 along party lines on Tuesday to put the question on the ballot during the primary.

The proposed rate is 0.35 mills, expiring after six years. A homeowner with a taxable property value of $100,000 would pay about $35 annually.

WMUK

Organizers of a planned memorial to the victims of the 2016 mass shooting in Kalamazoo are ramping up their fundraising efforts.

Wind turbines stand tall above a farm field
courtesy of Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy says it will stop using coal by 2040 and get 40 percent of its energy from renewable sources. The company’s remaining five coal plants employ about 500 people. It shuttered seven of its facilities two years ago.

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