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The Daily Newsletter Archive

A summer camp aims to steer kids away from using guns to solve their problems. Also: Fatal bike accidents went up during the pandemic, but they're not coming back down. And a Portage senior is a Presidential Scholar.

The City of Kalamazoo’s dump trucks, excavators, and bulldozers are switching to biodiesel and reducing emissions by 8%. Also: KPS bus drivers want a starting wage to be a living wage in new contract. And the Campus Pointe Mall near WMU is cracking down on night time parking lot parties.

Kalamazoo's largest park has a bright future ahead of it. And city leaders want your help to determine what that looks like. Also: It's almost summer and that means higher energy prices during peak times. And Kalamazoo County's highways are getting prepped for sunflowers.

Some parts of Kalamazoo County are growing; others are shrinking according to new Census data. Also: A new initiative aims to decrease gun violence in southwest Michigan. And downtown Kalamazoo will look very Seussian this weekend.

KPS approved a contract with its new superintendent and it comes with more money than the last one. Also: Police are hunting for the women who abandoned another woman in the woods last month. And next week's Scripps National Spelling Bee will include a newby speller from Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo parents are worried about how often suspensions are happening in their kids' schools. Now trustees are too. Also: A display of downtown street plans drew comments and suggestions. And family planning is now on the list of services Kalamazoo County provides.

The city of Portage will now allow drive-thru marijuana dispensaries. Also: A virtual event tomorrow will seek to answer questions about Kalamazoo's downtown event center project. And southwest Michigan welcomes a new bishop.

Nabe Shin, a staple at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market and a forager for decades, on the life lessons and other sustenance found in a walk in the woods. Also: Gun violence is on the rise in Kzoo, with four dead in less than two weeks. And a group that teaches young, disabled people to bike is seeking volunteers.

A weekend protest over a drag show in Portage remained mostly peaceful despite some angry yelling between two sides. Also: Kalamazoo schools officially hired Darrin Slade to be its superintendent. And a Wednesday open house will show off new plans for changing a downtown street from a one-way into a two-way.

Kalamazoo residents had some harsh words for area leaders after a state report detailed air pollution on the Northside. Also: An expert on the subject is criticizing that same report and its methodology. And a local pizzeria is shutting down after 42 years.

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