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State Unemployment Matches National Rate

Michigan’s unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point in April to 5.4 percent matching the national rate.The last time that happened was in September 2000, with an unemployment rate for both at 3.9 percent.

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U.S. Sen Gary Peters (Courtesy photo)
U.S. Sen Gary Peters (Courtesy photo)
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Senator Peters Pushes Fort Custer Near Battle Creek For Missile Site

Michigan U.S. Senator Gary Peters has sent a letter urging the Director of the Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency to pick Fort Custer near Battle Creek as the next location to host a new ground-based missile defense system.

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6 Best Breakfast Spots in Kalamazoo

The great Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation once asked, "Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?"

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Shrek Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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5 People You Didn’t Know Are From Kalamazoo

We all know Tim Allen attended Western Michigan University. Here's a list of five other famous people you might not know have ties to the great city of Kalamazoo.

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Art From Unlikely Sources To Be Featured in Portage Saturday

Recycled art is the theme Saturday in Portage. 

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Photo Credit: Kayla Kiley
Photo Credit: Kayla Kiley
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Police In Kalamazoo Investigate Shooting

A Kalamazoo man was shot Wednesday afternoon during a confrontation with another man.

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Jennifer Marie Stemler, via Facebook
Jennifer Marie Stemler, via Facebook
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Police & Family Searching for Missing White Cloud Baby

UPDATE (5/13/14 12:31 a.m.): Baby Natallya's grandmother, Heidi Thill, contacted WZZM-13 confirming that baby Natalya is dead and that Matthew Bradley told police where to find her. She was found dead in the basement.

Thill says police told her that 4-month-old Natallya Rich was found dead in the basement. They aren't letting anyone in the house and are planning to question all that lived in the house. The baby, mother, Bradley (the mother's boyfriend), and grandmother all lived in the home together.

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The America On-Tap Beer Festival will feature rare and hard to find beers. (ThinkStock; Miles Higgins)
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An America On-Tap VIP Ticket Means Access To Rare Beers

The America On-Tap Beer Festival on Saturday, May 30th at Arcadia Creek Festival Site will be a celebration of beers from across the nation. But VIP Access will mean something more.

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Voters Head To The Polls To Decide Road Proposal

The vote on Proposal 1 is today. Proposal 1 would, among other things, raise the state sales tax a penny in an effort to increase funding for roads.  The polls close at 8 p.m. tonight.

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Vote On Roads Today

The vote on Proposal 1 is today. Proposal 1 would, among other things, raise the state sales tax a penny in an effort to increase funding for roads.  The polls close at 8pm tonight.

Voters can get more information on what will be on the ballot from the following sites:

Calhoun County Clerk

Branch County Clerk

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