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Jennifer Aniano is a teacher and says education would be one of her top priorities in she is elected to the state House.

The Democrat teaches at Loy Norrix High school. Aniano is running in the 63rd state House District, which includes eastern Kalamazoo County and part of Calhoun County.


Aniano says education should include more opportunities for skilled labor and agriculture in high school curriculum. She says college should not be the only path for high school students.


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The producer of a film about a family’s dealing with mental illness says it focuses on the caregiver’s side of story. Coming Up For Air will be released next year. But scenes will be shown at an event next week in Kalamazoo.

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Theresa Coty O’Neill says she has discovered a rich legacy and generations of families in part of Kalamazoo. The On the Ground Project Editor for Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave is now writing about the people and places on Kalamazoo’s Northside. 

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Cathy Albro says there’s a long list of things she wants to do if elected to Congress. The Democrat is seeking the 3rd District Congressional seat currently held by Republican Justin Amash. Albro hopes her party can take control of the House in the November elections.

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The CEO of Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services says they currently serve about 5,000 people a year. He says a federal grant should help them serve another 1,000. But Jeff Patton says that won’t meet all of the mental health needs in Kalamazoo County.