"Hope College will be extending benefits to same-sex spouses of college employees as a result of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling." (Holland Sentinel)

"LANSING – The long-awaited energy regulation package from the state Senate was among the bills introduced last week, setting up a battle over multiple different pieces of energy legislation under consideration at the Capitol." (Detroit Free Press)

"He may have been in a borrowed balloon, but Joe Zvada did his own flying. Zvada, 30, of McAllen, Texas, moved up from second place, 64 points back of Shawn Raya, and outscored the current national champion, John Petrehn, to win the 2015 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Courtesy Sarah Lindley

The former Plainwell Paper Mill, lying right along the Kalamazoo River, has a complicated history with its surrounding city. The mill made Plainwell the city you see today, offering up nearly 500 jobs for Plainwell’s 4,000 residents. But when it closed in 2000, it left behind contamination, economic hardship, and frustrated locals.

The publicity photo for 'Been Loving You.' Face Off Theatre Company will put on the play this month.
Face Off Theatre Company

The annual Black Arts Festival is coming up this month—and it’s bigger than ever. The festival now spans seven days instead of four with more local artists, more demonstrations, and more community events.