"Washington — Congress sent President Barack Obama bipartisan legislation Wednesday to bolster research on cancer and other diseases, expedite government reviews of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, as well as fight opioid abuse." (Detroit News)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office finished recounting votes cast in the Nov. 8 presidential election Tuesday night. With the help of 140 volunteers and clerks from around the county, ballots from 108 precincts and 98 absentee ballot counting sites were counted within 12 hours of starting. Kalamazoo County Clerk Tim Snow said the effort finished around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7. " (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"After a lawyer urged him not to stick taxpayers with a $5 million recount tab, a federal judge on Wednesday dissolved his earlier decision and halted the hand-recount of 4.8 million ballots that were cast for president in Michigan." (Detroit Free Press)

Music director Rick Phelps says that the Kalamazoo Singers holiday concert, called "Candlelight Reflections," is not subdued or serious. Instead, it is a trip down memory lane for the choir, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this season.

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(MPRN-Lansing) More courtroom drama is expected Wednesday as Michigan Republicans and the campaign of President-elect Donald Trump continue try to shut down the statewide ballot recount.