Susan Weaver

It isn't easy finding the right words when a family member or friend experiences grief or loss. It’s even harder when that person is a child. But Susan Harrison, a writer, musician and puppeteer in Kalamazoo, has found a way to ease the pain and bring about healing by combining her various skills. Her Going on a Journey is a picture book for children that features vivid illustrations by Conrad Kaufman.

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office is anticipating it will be issuing its first marriage licenses for gay couples Friday afternoon, Deputy Clerk Janice Shattuck said." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)


The Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center says Friday’s Supreme Court ruling is historic, but not the last chapter in the battle in rights for LGBT people. 


A deli worker at a Kroger supermarket is filing an employment discrimination complaint against the company and her union. She says it’s because a jointly run health benefits fund refused to accept her wife after the two were legally married last year. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education on Thursday approved a 2015-16 general fund budget of almost $142 million, up an estimated $6.3 million or 4.6 percent from the current year." (Kalamazoo Gazette)