Holland, Mich. The controversial religious sign that stood in an Ottawa County park for more than 40 years before it was removed last year is repaired and repainted, ready to be reinstalled. It just needs county board approval and some warm days to melt the snow. The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners could see proposed wording and a design for an informational kiosk by its March 24 meeting, according to Al Vanderberg, county administrator.

KALAMAZOO, MI - In the six months since he moved from Bangalore, India, to enroll at Kalamazoo College, Tanush Jagdish said he has found the campus to be one that is inclusive, a good learning environment for an international student. But Jagdish said that all changed for him late Tuesday as he learned of a racist, anti-Semitic Internet posting that included a threat to shoot faculty at the school.

Michigan Film Credits Closer to Elimination

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Michigan’s film credits are a step closer to being eliminated by the state Legislature. A House panel approved a bill Wednesday that would end the program on October 1st. The vote was largely party-line, with almost all Republicans voting in favor and most Democrats voting against. 

Snyder Signs Bills that Abolish County Gun Boards

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Michigan will get rid of county gun boards that review applications for concealed pistol licenses (CPLs). Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation on Wednesday that will require county clerks to issue CPLs to any qualified applicant who passes a State Police background check. 

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Legislation that would allow faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to work with LGBT couples or anyone else based on moral or religious grounds is headed to the floor of the state House. A state House committee approved the bills as the US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on same-sex marriage.