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Andy Robins / WMUK

Candidates for two Kalamazoo area state House seats answered questions on a wide range of issues Thursday. 

Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Karianne Thomas addresses weekend protests during a Sunday news conference Photo by John McNeill, WMUK
John McNeill / WMUK

Kalamazoo will soon have a new Public Safety chief. City officials said Wednesday night that current Chief Karianne Thomas is retiring at the end of the month.

Andy Robins / WMUK

Kalamazoo County will hold its annual "Stand Down" event to help military veterans in need on Friday, September 18. But it will be a bit different because of COVID-19.

A wide view of the Kalamazoo River. The sky is partly cloudy. The banks are tree-lined. The water looks opaque-brown. A tall power line is visible at left.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The City of Kalamazoo is considering a proposal from Consumers Energy to clear about 700 trees on the city's North Side near the Kalamazoo River. While the city’s Tree Committee approved the plan last week, some members say it reflects an outmoded view of trees' value to Kalamazoo.

This story has been updated with a map.

File photo of Law Enforcement During Proud Boys March in downtown Kalamazoo August 15, 2020
John McNeill / WMUK

Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Karianne Thomas says the Proud Boys wanted to create a stir when they came to Kalamazoo last month, and “they did it.”