Woman in critical condition after being ejected from rolling vehicle in Portage
A woman is in critical condition after being ejected from her vehicle during a rollover crash on South Westnedge in Portage .
Portage council sides with planning commission in rezoning several East Centre Avenue properties
Several properties on East Centre Avenue in Portage have a new zoning sparked by an unsuccessful attempt to build a gas station in that area.
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.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
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 .
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.
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 .
Mon Jul 21, 2014
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)
Sun Jul 20, 2014
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.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
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.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
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.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
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.
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.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
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.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
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.
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.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Pillar Gets $20M for Affordable Rehab
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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.
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.
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.
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.