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Kalamazoo County stabbing suspect still being sought
Kalamazoo County Deputies are looking for a suspect who stabbed a man at a home in the 67-hundred block of Colgrove Avenue in the Pavillion Estates Mobile Home Park early Saturday morning.
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Open Meetings Act is intended to keep the public's business...
The Portage Public Schools Board of Education may never say that it violated the Open Meetings Act when its members all but chose one finalist for superintendent through private meetings and email exchanges .
Sat May 18, 2013
Portage man stabbed during fight at Pavilion Estates trailer park
A 22-year-old Portage man was taken to the hospital early Saturday morning with multiple stab wounds.
Family Bike Fest, Bell's-to-Bell's ride among final Kalamazoo Bike Week events
As Kalamazoo Bike Week comes to a close today, five events give cycling enthusiasts plenty to chose from: Bike Camp: T he first of four Saturday sessions held at the Portage YMCA, session 1 of Bike Camp starts at 8:30 a.m. For registration and information, go to kalamazoobicycleclub.org. Mayors' City to City Ride: Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell and ... (more)
'Targeted' searches to recruit school superintendents called into question
Brighton Superintendent Greg Gray, center, talks with Portage Public School Board Trustees Rusty Rathburn, left, and Geoff Howe before Gray's April 18 public interview for the Portage superintendency.
Fri May 17, 2013
Public invited on Sunday to meet new Portage District Library director Christy Klien
Christy Klien, who has been interim director of the Portage District Library since January and a staff member for 17 years, including head of youth services, is the new library director.
Former Michigan state representative calls congressional districting system 'a total failure'
Barbara Byrum, a former three-term Michigan State Representative and current Ingham County clerk, speaks to members of the Kalamazoo County Democratic Party on Thursday, May 16 at Theo and Stacy's Restaurant.
Kalamazoo in Bloom plants flower beds in Portage, invites volunteers to Bronson Park Thursday
An "American Pie" mix of flowers called jams and jellies waves "hello" in the wind, welcoming visitors to the Portage District Library in clustered, staggered rows.
Thu May 16, 2013
Showing documents to readers enhances stories, increases transparency
An email written by Portage school board member Tom Eddy three days before a public meeting at which the board was supposed to decide its finalists for the superintendent position.
Several gas stations in Kalamazoo and Portage are below $3.70 for regular
On the area list of gas stations on GasBuddy , the lowest gas price in Kalamazoo and Portage is $3.67 at Rich on Oakland Drive and the stations in the South Westnedge Avenue corridor - Meijer, Admiral and three Speedways on either South Westnedge Avenue or Milham Avenue.
Wed May 15, 2013
Meijer opening day on May 16 brings new opportunities to some Swartz Creek businesses, people
Bill King, 67, of Portage, a vendor representative, stacks about 50 fresh pies baked in the morning Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the new Meijer location on Morrish Road in Swartz Creek.
Winners of first Portage Recycled Art in the Park Contest announced
Elizabeth Coss is the winner of the first Recycled Art in the Park Contest for her entry, "Taj and the Dancer." It can be seen at the Portage District Library.
Tue May 14, 2013
Portage approves District Court agreement that pays $70,000 a year for 10 years
Portage District Court was on the second floor of what is now the Portage Public Safety Department building on Shaver Road.
Kalamazoo County Commissioner Julie Rogers to host community coffee
Rogers, commissioner of District 5, will hold her community coffee from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Westwood Fire Station, 1310 Nichols Rd.
Free chocolate offered at Portage Fannie May fundraiser for Eric Zapata Memorial Foundation
Chocolate lovers can get a sweet deal Wednesday, May 15, while helping to stock a scholarship fund established in the memory of fallen Kalamazoo Public Safety officer Eric Zapata, who was killed in the line of duty in April, 2011.
Roof Sit to benefit Community Healing Centers starts Thursday in Portage
Community Healing Centers is holding its 14th annual Roof Sit from Thursday, May 16, at 8 a.m. through Saturday, May 18, at 5 p.m. at the corner of Westnedge and Milham avenues in Portage.
Mon May 13, 2013
KRESA board to meet May 14 to name superintendent finalists
The five members of the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency are meeting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, to name a finalist or finalists to become the next KRESA superintendent .
MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette coverage of Portage superintendent search...
Coverage by MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette about the Portage Public Schools superintendent search , including details revealed in trustee emails, was the subject of an interview on WMUK-FM this morning.
Portage Ride of Silence on Wednesday draws attention to bicycle safety
The Portage Ride of Silence beginning at Portage Millennium Park on Romence Road is expected to draw a crowd as the event raises awareness of the importance of bicycle safety while honoring bicyclists injured or killed while riding.