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Candidate forum for local State House seats October 5

Meet the Candidates lapel pinCandidates for four state House of Representatives seats representing Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties will answer questions at a public forum Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Fetzer Center at Western Michigan University.

Andy Robins, news editor for public radio WMUK, will moderate the forum for candidates who will appear on the ballot for the 60th, 61st, 62nd, and 63rd House districts. Those districts represent Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties, including the cities of Kalamazoo, Portage and Battle Creek. Event flier.

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