Madison, WI – The Kalamazoo Growlers opened their second season on a sour note on Tuesday night, falling to the Madison Mallards 9-4 on Opening Night at Warner Park in Madison. (Kalamazoo Growlers website)

Marshall Public Schools leaders anticipate laying off eight people, including four teachers, as they map out their budget for next year. Along with four teachers, Superintendent Randy Davis said Tuesday the district also plans to lay off one central administrative worker as well as three support staff members. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

(Lansing-MPRN) A state elections board has given a green light to a petition drive to ban prevailing wage requirements in Michigan.

The in-school music program Kalamazoo Kids In Tune welcomed its first students four years ago. Now, the first graders who entered the program in 2011 are fifth graders bound for middle school. A gala concert, featuring all 80-plus children in the program, will take place in WMU's Dalton Center Recital Hall on Wednesday at 5:30 pm.


(MPRN-Lansing) State lawmakers have taken another step to revoke cash assistance from families with kids who persistently miss school.