Kalamazoo County

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Kalamazoo County commissioners have decided to decertify the Community Action Agency, known as CATAB. 

Kalamazoo County To Join Opioid Lawsuit

Aug 22, 2018
Greyson Steele / WMUK

Kalamazoo County has agreed to join a class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. The lawsuit seeks recovery of money local governments have spent dealing with an epidemic of opioid overdoses. 

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Kalamazoo is joining Ingham and Wayne counties in officially declining to detain undocumented immigrants on behalf of the federal government.

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Kalamazoo County voters overwhelmingly approved a property tax Tuesday that will help pay for services for older adults.

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Opioids continue to play a major role in deaths from drug overdose in Kalamazoo County. Most fatal overdoses in Kalamazoo County last year involved at least one opioid, according to the Office of the Medical Examiner. In 66 deadly overdoses in 2017, not including suicides, opioids played a role about 75 percent of the time.