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  1. Lead filters given to 113 Parchment homes during testing effortRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday |

    Months after contamination of Parchment's municipal water supply caused residents to be given bottled water, officials are testing to determine if lead is present in the city's drinking water. On Nov. 27, representatives from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services began a door-to-door effort to test 320 homes in the city of Parchment with known or possible lead service lines.


  2. Boil water advisory lifted for Parchment-area residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 |

    A boil advisory for some Parchment residents has been lifted by the city of Kalamazoo, in cooperation with the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department. The boil water advisory was issued Monday, Nov. 5, as a precautionary measure while Parchment repaired a water main break on 20th Street.


  3. Parchment to negotiate long-term water service plan with KalamazooRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2018 |

    Parchment is getting out of the municipal water business.


  4. Boil water advisory issued for Parchment area residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2018 |

    It is expected that the advisory will be lifted within 72 hours, on Nov. 9, officials said.


  5. No. 14 Hope volleyball downs Alma in MIAA semifinalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2018 |

    Ryann Stutz capitalized on the opportunities created by the attempts to defend the dangerous middle hitters of the Hope College volleyball team. The junior from Kalamazoo, Michigan sparked the 14th-ranked Flying Dutch to a 3-0 victory against Alma College in Friday's semifinals of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament.


  6. Lawsuit alleges 3M and Georgia-Pacific caused Parchment PFAS emergencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2018 |

    A Detroit law firm filed a federal class action lawsuit alleging 3M and Georgia-Pacific are responsible for contaminating Parchment's municipal drinking water. Liddle & Dubin P.C. filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids Thursday, Nov. 1. Three Parchment residents, on behalf of others affected, are seeking financial compensation and funding to evaluate the health of people exposed to PFAS, according to the complaint.


  7. Nearly 200 Kalamazoo Metro bus stops to close, 90 added under planRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2018 |

    Kalamazoo Metro's governing body accepted a plan to change the location of bus stops and improve accessibility throughout the county. A draft proposal finished in October shows plans to reduce the total number of stops by 16 percent, removing around 196 while adding 88 and relocating 54. The transit system has almost 770 stops along 19 routes serving the cities of Kalamazoo, Portage and Parchment, and the townships of Comstock, Kalamazoo, Oshtemo and Texas.


  8. Meet the three candidates seeking election to Parchment school boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2018 |

    Three candidates are competing for two seats on the Parchment school board.


  9. Four candidates on the ballot for open 26th District Senate seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2018 |

    Michigan Senate District 26 candidates Aric Nesbitt , Robert Alway , Garnet Lewis and Erwin Haas . will benefit everyone and become a major economic driver for future of our state."


  10. Georgia-Pacific says it used paper containing PFAS at Parchment plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2018 |

    Georgia-Pacific representatives said paper products created Parchment until 2015 was known to contain PFAS, but the company is not currently linked to contamination of municipal groundwater there. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is working with the company to determine the source of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, found in Parchment's water supply and private wells in Cooper Township.


  11. Legislators ask for review of DEQ after 2012 PFAS report 'sat largely ignored'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 |

    Could today's concerns about PFAS have been alleviated if Michigan had acted sooner on a 2012 report that warned about the potential impact across the state? Two state representatives say that's possible as they push for the Auditor General to examine whether state officials responded appropriately to early warnings about the 'forever chemicals' that are present in the drinking water of at least 1.5 million residents. Democratic state Reps.


  12. Hope volleyball splits final matches at Millikin ShowcaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2018 |

    The 12th-ranked Hope College volleyball team split its matches during the finale of the Millikin Midseason Showcase on Saturday. The Flying Dutch opened with a forfeit win against Buena Vista University after Buena Vista did not have enough healthy players to start the match.


  13. Don't swallow foam on the Huron River, state warns amid PFAS concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 |

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is advising residents to avoid swallowing foam on the Huron River. The advisory was issued Tuesday, Sept.


  14. Michigan health officials downplay danger of PFAS at levels near advisoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 |

    Speaking with township residents impacted by PFAS contamination, officials from state and local health departments downplayed risks associated with exposure to the substances in drinking water at levels near a federal health advisory. Representatives from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Environmental Quality and Kalamazoo County painted a blurry picture of what is known about the effect of PFAS on human health at a Monday, Sept.


  15. PFAS found in Kalamazoo River between Marshall and AlleganRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 |

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality conducted a "relatively intensive" surface water sampling initiative around the city of Parchment after high amounts of per- and polyfluorinated compounds, or PFAS, were found in its drinking water supply. Results released to MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette show levels of PFOS and PFOA, two PFAS compounds linked to serious health effects, were found throughout the watershed.


  16. High levels of PFAS found at Parchment paper mill's landfillRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 |

    Extremely high levels of toxic fluorochemicals once used to coat specialty papers produced were found at a capped landfill formerly used by paper mills in Parchment. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality spokesperson Scott Dean said Thursday, Sept.


  17. A surveillance camera image of a man police say tried to rob a Parchment area credit unionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 |

    Police are looking for a would-be robber who fled a credit union after handing a teller a note that apparently prompted questioning from the teller. Kalamazoo Township police said the man entered the Advia Credit Union, 550 S. Riverview Drive in Parchment, on Wednesday, Sept.


  18. Parchment restaurants 'back to normal' after month without tap waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2018 |

    Local businesses are relieved to return to normal operation this week after not being able to use tap water since July 26.


  19. Bottled water to continue for some Parchment area residents on private wellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 |

    Bottled water is being discontinued for people connected to the Parchment public water system, but will continue for some residents on private wells. Kalamaazoo County health leaders on Wednesday, Aug. 29 said that, because of PFAS contamination, residents on private wells within 1.5 miles of the former Parchement well field -- and east of the Kalamazoo River -- can still receive bottled water supplies.


  20. Parchment residents cautious to drink water after advisory liftedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2018 |

    While some residents on Parchment's municipal water are relieved to hear the water was deemed usable again after over a month under a 'Do Not Drink' order, some say they still do not trust the water coming from their tap.


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