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  1. Parchment water woes: Some residents see bill spikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Testing that revealed contaminated water in Parchment and Cooper Township led to a state-involved initiative to change their source of water and clean the municipal water system. But even with the flush and fix now in place, water troubles for some residents in the area aren't over.

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  2. West Michigan group, Sen. Peters to testify on Capitol Hill over PFAS concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 26 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    WASHINGTON D.C., Mary. -- The Michigan Demands Action Group is in Washington D.C. today for a congressional hearing about the impacts of PFA's, organized by Michigan Senator Gary Peters.

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  3. Parchment family hoping for safe return of pet tortoiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    A West Michigan family with an unusual pet is asking for their community's help to bring it back home after it went missing on Wednesday. The family has had Spike for half of Logan's life.

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  4. Drinking water advisory lifted for Parchment and Cooper TownshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department, along with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and other agencies say that the Parchment water supply now meets the EPA Lifetime Health Advisory Level. They say that the municipal drinking water now falls into EPA guidelines.

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  5. Cooper Township daycare owner concerned about PFAs water crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The moment Tambra Craven heard the news that the town's water system contained elevated levels of polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFA contaminants, in it she quickly came up with a plan to keep her kids healthy. "They issued the emergency order that Thursday night [in July]," Craven said during an interview at her daycare center Tams Sunshine House .

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  6. Officials in Parchment are optimistic as water ban continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    As of Monday night the ban on tap water is still on for residents in Parchment and Cooper Township. The contaminants found in the water systems are reportedly linked to health problems like cancer.

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  7. New water distribution center announced for Parchment and Cooper TwpRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The distribution center for the Parchment water response is now at the Haven Reformed Church, instead of Parchment High School. Cases of water are given out to residents every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. "Typically each family was given two cases of water, but now we are giving out 4 cases so people can have enough water when don't have water distribution," said State Senator Margarete O'Brien.

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  8. Parchment water distribution resumes a " but at a new locationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Residents of the City of Parchment and Cooper Township with contaminated well water can now pick up cases of bottled water at Haven Reformed Church in Kalamazoo. And they'll be able to pick up additional cases, now that the distributions will be only three days a week instead of Monday through Friday, according to the Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Deparment.

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  9. Kent County PFAS cancer study a doesna t bring definitive answers, brings more questions,a says MDHHSRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    A cancer study conducted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Kent County Health Department does not draw any conclusions about the effects of PFAS on human health. The MDHHS and KCHD released its review of cancer incidence data on Tuesday afternoon.

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  10. Portage water station construction nearly completeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Progress is being made on new stations connecting Parchment to the city of Kalamazoo's water system. This after PFAS were found in the water supply last month at levels 20 times higher than standards set by the EPA.

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  11. Governor tours Parchment water construction siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The tour started at Parchment High School, site of the free distribution of bottled water each day, before proceeding to the construction site, which is in the closed portion of G Avenue, near 2410 E. G Ave. State officials reported last month that the municipal drinking water was unsafe to consume due to high levels of PFAS .

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  12. Residents voice concerns over PFAS at Kalamazoo County town-hallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Two West Michigan communities are still dealing with high PFAS levels in their water supply. On Tuesday evening, around a thousand people from Parchment and Cooper Township attended a town-hall meeting at Haven Reformed Church in Kalamazoo to voice their concerns to a panel of experts.

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  13. Parchment residents grateful for bottled water distribution but questions still lingerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Charlotte Tinkey drove up to Parchment High School Monday morning to get two free cases of bottled water for her family. It was her third time doing so in as many days.

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  14. Low levels of PFAS found in GR water, safe to drinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The news comes as the city of Parchment works to lower its high levels of PFAS. The City conduct their own test prior to state testing.

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  15. Bottled water distribution underway for Parchment residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Dozens of residents drove to Parchment High School to receive their two free cases of bottled water over the weekend. This comes just 48 hours after residents were told the water was not safe to drink.

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  16. Kalamazoo Co.: updated water-distribution schedule; State of Emergency declaredRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Photo courtesy: Kalamazoo County. Kalamazoo County Commissioner Stephanie Moore, Board Chair, signs Declaration of Emergency while City of Parchment Mayor Rob Britigan, Kalamazoo County Emergency Manager Pat Wright and City of Kalamazoo Deputy City Manager Jeff Chamberlain look on.

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  17. Residents line up for water in PFAs contaminated Parchment, Cooper Twp.Read the original story

    Jul 27, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    U.S. Representative Fred Upton, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Kalamazoo Co. Sheriff Richard Fuller, Parchment mayor Robert Britigan and others with the state and county health departments were on hand at Parchment High School Friday morning.

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  18. Parchment family a oeinfuriateda about towna s contaminated drinking waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Jamie Tyler filled his daughter's stroller with two cases of bottled water at the high school and walked it down Thomas Street, a quarter-mile to his home. When he got there he gave her some.

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  19. High PFAS levels found in Parchment water; residents advised to stop drinkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Kalamazoo County officials are advising residents of Parchment and parts of Cooper Township to stop using the city's water supply after high amounts of PFAS were found. The Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department issued the advisory Thursday evening, saying any residents on the city of Parchment's water supply system should "immediately stop using their water for drinking, cooking, making baby formula and food, or rinsing fruits and vegetables."

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  20. Two years after Kalamazoo bicycle tragedy, the community reflects with new memorialRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2018 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Two years after tragedy struck the Kalamazoo community, survivors, first responders, cyclists and organizers are coming together to reveal a memorial for those killed on June 7, 2016. "We are using it as an opportunity to both to memorialize the crash and the victims," said survivor Paul Runnels.

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