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Portage, Michigan is located in Kalamazoo County. Zip codes in Portage, MI include 49002, 49081, and 49024. The median home price in Portage is $152,500 which is roughly $87/per square foot. More Portage information.

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Kalamazoo-area government, business leaders urge passage on Proposal...

Proposal 1 on the August ballot involves "a reasonable, bipartisan compromise" to resolve long-standing concerns about Michigan's personal property tax , says Kalamazoo City Commissioner David Anderson.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

MLive.com

Election 2014: See who's running for school board in Kalamazoo County

The Portage, Gull Lake, Parchment and Schoolcraft school districts and Kalamazoo Valley Community College all have competitive school board races on the November ballot .

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MLive.com

Portage approves more than $1.5 million in contracts for road work

More than $1.5 million in funds for road improvements have been approved in Portage , clearing the way for several major and local streets to be repaved this year.

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MLive.com

Korean War Armistice Day ceremony on Sunday at Portage Veterans Memorial

"The Forgotten War" will be remembered when Korean War Armistice Day is observed at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 27, at the Veterans Memorial in Portage .

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

MLive.com

Armed robbery spree in Portage, Oshtemo Township lands Texas parolee in prison for at least 10 years

Gilmore told Circuit Judge Alexander C. Lipsey of his tumultuous childhood, of how it had led him to a life of crime and spending 18 years of his short life behind bars "I just never had no guidance, no help, no nothing," said Gilmore, who pleaded guilty in June to two counts of armed robbery in connection with a five-day crime spree in February ... (more)

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

MLive.com

Republican candidates for 61st District Michigan House seat differ on several issues

Kalamazoo County Commissioners Phil Stinchcomb, left, and Brandt Iden are both seeking the Republican nomination for the 61st District state House seat this August.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

MLive.com

Taste of Portage unites local vendors, community at event under new leadership

The Taste of Portage was able to stay alive this summer thanks to the help of a community organization, allowing for hundreds of people to nibble and guzzle food and beer from local restaurants and vendors on Saturday at the Overlander Band Shell.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

MLive.com

Gaza peace vigil in Kalamazoo calls for end to violence

The colors of the Palestinian flag - red, white, green and black - lined Michigan Avenue in front of the Kalamazoo Federal Building downtown Friday afternoon as a crowd of concerned citizens called for peace in Gaza.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

MLive.com

MLive Voter Guide an excellent resource for Southwest Michigan

The focus was on the Aug. 5 primary and we certainly plan to do some sort of voter-education in the fall prior to the general election.

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MLive.com

Youth leaders pass down Hindu customs during two-day camp at Portage temple

There are nearly 700 practicing Hindu families in the Kalamazoo area, but just one temple, so when it comes to educating Hindu youths about their culture, there aren't many options outside the home.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

MLive.com

Taste of Portage, Funk Fest and more in this weekend's Top 5 things to do in Kalamazoo

A Broadway classic, a pair of music festivals, an art fair and a celebration of Portage make up this weekend's top 5 things to do.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

MLive.com

Despite projected $15,000 year-end deficit, Kalamazoo County DHS...

Despite the Kalamazoo County Department of Human Services projecting to end 2014 with a $15,000 deficit, its director says the agency is on the path to financial recovery after needing two emergency cash infusions earlier this year to fund its childcare placements.

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Portage schools old administration building demolition delayed after asbestos found

Superintendent Mark Bielang and Ron Herron, assistant superintendent of operations, said the demolition was shut down and the asbestos removal company came back to remove the hazardous fire-retardant material that was found behind metal window panels.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

GlobeSt.com

Pillar Gets $20M for Affordable Rehab

Going away this summer? Keep abreast of the midwest's commercial news with GlobeSt.com's Chicago AM Alert.

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Moran Chevrolet-Stan Yee Memorial 150 July 26 At Flat Rock

In less than 2 weeks, one of the most interesting and competitive outlaw Late Model races in the Midwest will take place as Flat Rock Speedway plays host to the Moran Chevrolet-Stan Yee Memorial 150.

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WMSH-AM Sturgis

Brown Guilty Of 2nd Degree Murder In Locey Murder

Sturgis, MI By: Jim Measel - A jury in Michigan's St Joseph County found 37-year-old Andy Brown of Portage guilty of second degree murder Monday morning in the shooting death of his boss, Sturgis accountant David Locey.

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MLive.com

Man shot by Portage police officer to spend at least 6 years in prison for stabbing girlfriend

Michael Van Mackins told a Kalamazoo County judge Monday he is not a violent man, that he panicked last year when he stabbed his girlfriend in the face and then was involved in a struggle with a Portage Public Safety lieutenant that led to Mackins being shot.

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MLive.com

Portage library hosts Return of the Big Truck Petting Zoo Tuesday

The Portage District Library parking lot will be taken over Tuesday morning by trucks of all sizes and hundreds of people viewing and getting in them.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

MLive.com

David Locey murder trial: Five questions jurors may be asking themselves

The jury is in deliberations in the trial for Andy Brown , who is accused of shooting his boss and prominent Sturgis accountant, David Locey.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

WOODTV.com

Something wild at the Air Zoo

PORTAGE, Mich We often think of museums and zoos as places where walk around and look at really interesting things.

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