Battle Creek

A picture from a low angle of Battle Creek City Hall. A historic marker is in the foreground.

The COVID-19 shutdown is hitting the City of Battle Creek’s budget. City Manager Rebecca Fleury says the Battle Creek is facing a roughly $800,000 shortfall before the new fiscal year in July. The pain will continue in the next budget, when the city expects an almost $5 million loss in taxes, revenue sharing and fees.

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The City of Battle Creek is going online to help restaurants and other food-related businesses get through the corona virus pandemic.

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When Michigan voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2018, Tyler Dornbos was excited. He says he can’t buy the drug where he lives in Jackson County, so he’s been shopping elsewhere – including at a newly opened provisioning center in Battle Creek.

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as the FAFSA, is a critical form for anyone who wants help paying for higher education. But Governor Gretchen Whitmer says Michigan’s FAFSA completion rate was only about 56 percent last year.

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.