(Lansing-MPRN) The state Senate is urging Congress to end endangered and threatened species protections for gray wolves in Michigan. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

 (Lansing-MPRN) Governor Rick Snyder will present his budget proposal Wednesday, including plans to tackle a deficit. 

The Kalamazoo Singers' season continues this Sunday with a program of 20th-century works by North and South American composers. 

Director Rick Phelps reveals that many selections are lifetime favorites, including Morten Lauridsen's setting of James Agee's poem "Sure On This Shining Night." The choir, which was founded thirty-eight years ago by Mel Ivey, will also perform another setting of James Agee's text. It's by the writer's friend, composer Samuel Barber.

Tom Fielding is the director of liturgy and music at St. Augustine Cathedral in Kalamazoo.

On Friday at 7 pm, he steps out of his accompaniment role to perform as a solo organist on the music series he created in 2012, called "Sacred Music At The Cathedral."  

Melissa Benmark, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A judge has ruled there was no violation of Michigan’s open meetings act when the state Capitol was closed while the Legislature debated and voted on a right-to-work law.