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9 hrs ago | Battle Creek Enquirer

GOP leads race to raise cash in state House races

Dr. John Bizon has raised the most money by far among all local state House candidates, but part of his advantage is $65,000 of his own money.

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Related Topix: Calhoun County, MI, Scotts, MI, Marshall, MI

16 hrs ago | MLive.com

More job-hunters and mid-summer layoffs pushed the Kalamazoo-area unemployment rate to 6.7% in June

The unemployment rate for the Kalamazoo-Portage Metropolitan Statistical Area worsened -- rising to 6.7 percent in June -- as more job hunters returned to the labor market and as some industries made seasonal layoffs.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Leonidas, MI, Van Buren County, MI

23 hrs ago | MLive.com

Kalamazoo County judge reassignments a centerpiece of new court plan

The Kalamazoo County Executive Judicial Council is the centerpiece of a concurrent jurisdiction plan that was signed off on by the county's 14 judges in 2013 and then approved in January by the state Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Berrien County, MI

23 hrs ago | MLive.com

Decision to reassign Kalamazoo County judge riles longtime jurist, attorneys

For almost three months now, a group of Kalamazoo County judges has been charged with finding ways the courts can be more effective, run more efficiently.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI

Thu Jul 24, 2014

MLive.com

State Rep. Margaret O'Brien, other local officials endorse state House hopeful David Maturen

Two local elected officials and a former state Senator publicly endorsed Republican state House hopeful David Maturen for the 63rd Michigan House District Thursday.

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WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Police: Teenager Identified in Homicide, Investigation Continues

Investigators were called to the 3200 block of Mount Olivet Road at 9:33 p.m. for reports of shots fired, and found that at least two people were shooting at each other in the area.

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MLive.com

Teen shot, killed on Mt. Olivet Road in Kalamazoo

A 19-year-old man from Kalamazoo County was shot outside in the 3200 block of Mt.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI

MLive.com

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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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Michigan, Portage, MI

MLive.com

2 candidates in Kalamazoo County Board race have criminal histories

Two of the four candidates vying for the District 1 seat on the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners have criminal histories.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Kalamazoo, MI

MLive.com

Golf outing to honor memory of Alexandra Burgett, WMU senior killed in 2012 crash

A golf outing next month will honor a Western Michigan University senior who was just two months from graduation in 2012 when she was killed in a crash caused by a distracted driver reaching for his wallet.

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Related Topix: Western Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, Kalamazoo, MI

Wed Jul 23, 2014

MLive.com

Former Christian radio host John Balyo faces federal child porn charge

Former Christian radio host John Balyo now faces federal child porn and exploitation charges stemming from alleged incidents involving a 12-year-old boy.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

More Troubles For John Balyo

Charges of sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography were filed against John Balyo Wednesday, a federal court document shows.

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Lansing State Journal

Ex-Christian radio host faces more child porn charges

Federal authorities today filed new criminal charges against former WCSG radio host John Balyo for taking sexually explicit photos of a 12-year-old boy in April.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Caledonia, MI

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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Related Topix: Parchment, MI, Augusta, MI, Portage, MI

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Former radio host now facing federal child porn charges

According to court documents filed Wednesday at U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, John Balyo is facing charges of sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography.

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MLive.com

Battle Creek police arrest suspect in Citgo gas station homicide on M-89

Battle Creek police say they have arrested a suspect in the homicide of a 27-year-old woman at a Citgo gas station on M-89 near the Kalamazoo County line.

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Related Topix: Battle Creek, MI

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

2500 block of Weller Street, Cooper Township

Robbery is thought to be the motive for a stabbing in the 5200 block of Weller Street in Cooper Township, just north of Parchment.

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Related Topix: Parchment, MI

MLive.com

'Serious concerns' raised about new judge assignments in Kalamazoo County

The head of an association made up of more than 60 attorneys who practice family law in Kalamazoo County said he has numerous questions about a decision last week to assign a sitting district court judge to an open seat in probate court .

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI

Tue Jul 22, 2014

MLive.com

Letter: Jeremy Orr has honed skills for Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners

Jeremy Orr is the only candidate for Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners in District 2 with county board experience.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Opinion

MLive.com

Letter: David Maturen is a proven cost cutter in the 63rd District

Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners Chairman David Maturen has a proven track record of cutting the cost of government.

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Related Topix: Opinion

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