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Portage is located in southwestern Michigan, situated just south of Kalamazoo. The city was incorporated in 1963, separating it from the general Kalamazoo boundaries. The city is home to the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum, the first "museum-meets-indoor-amusement-park" themed museum. It features many rare and historical aircrafts, including the world's fastest air-breathing aircraft, the SR-71B Blackbird. Portage is known for its historical parks and trials which are used for cycling, walking, canoeing and other recreational activities.

Population: 44897
Local Newspapers: Kalmazoo Gazette Lansing State Journal
Local Sports Teams: Detroit Lions Detroit Pistons Detroit Red Wings Detroit Shock Detroit Tigers
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Zip Codes associated with portage, michigan: 49002 49024
Towns/Cities near portage, michigan : Kalamazoo Vicksburg Schoolcraft Mattawan Eastwood

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The Uncounted

An on-the-ground investigation reveals that the U.S.-led battle against ISIS - hailed as the most precise air campaign in history - is killing far more Iraqi civilians than the coalition has acknowledged. But in Iraq, an on-the-ground investigation suggests that coalition airstrikes have killed many more civilians than previously reported.

Door hinge manufacturer, flavor company expand in Oshtemo Township

A door hinge manufacturer, custom flavoring company, packing business and self-storage facility are seeking incentives for development on brownfield land. Thursday the Kalamazoo County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approved a brownfield plan application for redevelopment on Stadium Drive between 6th and 8th Streets in Oshtemo Township.

Lockhart memorial run

About 100 runners braved the rain and cold to take part in a special four mile walk and run Wednesday night in Portage. It was organized by members of the Kalamazoo Run Club who used to run every Wednesday night with murder victim Theresa Lockhart.

Portage authorities train for active shooter scenario at local mall

PORTAGE, Mich.- Though no one was actually in danger, Portage Police, Fire and EMS got a realistic idea of what they should do in an active shooter scenario during a simulated training at The Crossroads Mall on Sunday night. Portage Senior Deputy Chief John Blue says this training comes at a pressing time as the holidays are approaching and soft targets like malls will be busier than usual.

Medical marijuana about to take center stage

The City of Kalamazoo pushed back their plans for approving a Medical Marijuana Ordinance last month. Kalamazoo Township will revisit the issue Monday night, but Township officials say say it could be a month or two before they could rezone land for such operations, best case scenario.

Veteran's Day celebrated all over the areaSaturday, November...

UNDATED Veterans Day ceremonies are being held all over the area today.The biggest will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta at 11. Centerville, Comstock Plainwell, Otsego and Portage are also planning ceremonies at 11 am, to mark the 11th day of the 11th month, the day the Armistice was signed, ending World War One. The Galesburg Historical museum will honor Kay Maxon, a long time volunteer who organized Veteran Day events for years in that community.

Superintendent says concealed carry bills won't make schools safer

A trio of bills allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons in gun-free zones will not make Kalamazoo Public Schools safer, said Superintendent Michael Rice. The legislation, approved in the Michigan Senate Wednesday, would let concealed pistol license holders with extended training carry in pistol-free zones like schools, day care centers, stadiums, churches and college residence halls.

Pete Strazdas reflects on 12 years as Portage mayor

Pete Strazdas said leaving office after 12 years as the longest serving Portage mayor is a little bittersweet, but ultimately a decision he does not regret. Announcing in April that he would not run for a seventh term because of health reasons, he said that his bout with cancer and spending more time with his family rank at the top of his next life agenda.

There's no age limit on love! Senior citizens turn to speed dating

Picture this: A group of senior citizens gather in a room, mingle over drinks and snacks, and then find their seats at one of the many small tables, one man and one woman at each. They have five minutes to talk, to learn each other's names and interests and backgrounds, and then a bell rings.

Election Results for KalamazooTuesday, November 7KALAMAZOO (WKZO...

Mayor Bobby Hopewell and Commissioner-elect Eric Cunningham anxiously watch the tote board as the numbers begin to appear. Mayor Bobby Hopewell and Commissioner-elect Eric Cunningham anxiously watch the tote board as the numbers begin to appear.

Cyclists, drivers weigh in on safety at town hall

State lawmakers from Portage hosted a town hall Monday to get feedback from constituents about legislation affecting cars and bicycles. Your life isn't a one size fits all situation, so why should your diet be one? That's the Philosophy at My Pure Health Solutions.

Driver charged in Portage crash that killed bicyclist

Joshua Christian Najacht was charged with move violation causing death. He was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to be back in court Thursday, Nov. 16, according to a Portage Department of Public Safety news release.

Tuesday is Election Day

There are no statewide issues to decide, but Kalamazoo and Portage will be filling three seats each on their city boards and Portage will be picking a new mayor. Current Council Members Nasim Ansari and Patricia Randall are running to replace long time Mayor Peter Strazda who decided not to run for reelection.

Sean McCann announces candidacy for 20th District state Senate seat

McCann announced he will seek a re-match against incumbent Republican Margaret O'Brien in a news release Thursday, Nov. 2. The longtime Kalamazoo Democrat served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, holding the 60th District seat from 2010-14, but lost to O'Brien in a close senate race in 2014. "Michigan needs real change and strong leadership - our great state should be doing much better than it is right now and we need to shake up the status quo Lansing," McCann said in the release.

Rainmaker Executive Angie Dobney to Participate in Panel Discussion...

Nov. 2, 2017 - The Rainmaker Group , a leading provider of cloud-based hospitality revenue management software, today announced that Angie Dobney, the company's vice president of pricing and revenue management services, will participate in a panel discussion at the 18th Annual TribalNet Conference & Tradeshow, which will be held Nov. 6-9 at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa. The company also will sponsor the conference's opening night 'Meet & Greet' event.

Cyclists mowed down in New York terror attack

In a terrorist attack that is eerily similar to the Times Square attack that killed Alyssa Elsman of Portage, and Kalamazoo's bicycle tragedy. 8 people have been killed and eleven others have been injured in New York City.

One solution to the opioid epidemic

Today is National Prescription Drug Take Back day. Officials are encouraging residents with expired, unused and unnecessary prescription drugs laying around to take them to a drop off point and dispose of them safely.

Family-friendly a oeZoomobilea program coming to Portage

PORTAGE, Mich. - This fall and winter the City of Portage is offering hands on, educational experiences for families by partnering with Binder Park Zoo for "Zoomobile."

Body of missing teacher found after husband kills himself

Portage police search Christopher Lockhart's home, where he was found dead, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Police believe he killed himself.

Undersheriff: Body found in rural Allegan Co. suspicious

Allegan County Undersheriff Michael Larsen said the body of a woman was found partially buried in Valley Township, west of Allegan, after receiving a tip around 2 p.m. Tuesday. The body has been sent to Western Michigan University for an autopsy to determine the identity and cause of death.

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