Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The state House has adopted legislation that would exempt air-, spring-, and gas-powered guns from Michigan firearms laws. The legislation is backed by the NRA. Supporters says Michigan’s rules are stricter and out of step with most other states and the federal government. 


(Lansing-MPRN) State lawmakers have approved diverting surplus school aid revenues to help close a $400 million dollar budget hole. The legislation would shift $250 million dollars in money originally earmarked for the state’s School Aid Fund. Another bill in the package would make cuts to several state departments. 


After a year of talks with the City of Kalamazoo, the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to consider another alternative for the Allied Paper Landfill. At a public meeting last night, the EPA and the city presented one of their collaborative plans. 

COVERT - Palisades nuclear power plant's federal safety rating will be downgraded due to a violation related to how some workers' radiation doses were monitored and calculated last year.

From studies to leadership hires, the city of Battle Creek had a year in which public input shined, Mayor Deb Owens said. "We are being open," she said Thursday. "We are being transparent and we are reaching out to our citizens in every way possible.