Battle Creek

A picture of a Battle Creek Police car.
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An apparent second hate crime occurred at a Battle Creek synagogue over the weekend, after another incident just six weeks ago.


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Jane Simons says people reading stories from Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave On the Ground series in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo will find some commonalities between the two cities. Those include people wanting to make positive change in their communities. But Simons, who is Project Editor for On the Ground Battle Creek says Battle Creek and Kalamazoo are different, and the stories show those characteristics.

On the Ground Battle Creek Engagement Editor Jeff Cotton says Battle Creek is still struggling with its identity right now. He says the stories in the On the Ground series may help with that effort. He says they are finding the people and getting them to share energy with the city. 


Battle Creek City Hall - file photo by WMUK
WMUK

Mark Behnke will serve as Battle Creek’s mayor for the next year. 

Battle Creek City Hall - file photo by WMUK
WMUK

Battle Creek Enquirer Government Reporter Jennifer Bowman was looking for an election related story when she came across the name Clare Briggs.


Battle Creek City Hall - file photo by WMUK
WMUK

Moving Battle Creek city elections would save money and could increase turnout. But it might also mean less focus on city elections sharing a ballot with state and federal elections.


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