(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Civil Rights Commission hopes to help local governments draft non-discrimination laws. The commission has released a model civil rights ordinance communities can use as a template for their own laws. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The state House has begun an effort to scrub outdated laws from the books. Some of the early targets include bans on cursing in front of women and children, playing the national anthem in movie theaters, and selling dyed chicks and bunnies. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Ministry with Community officials announced plans Tuesday to break ground this summer on a $6 million project that will include construction of a new facility. Officials also announced that the shelter received a $1 million challenge grant from the Bill and Julie Van Domelen Challenge." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo College will not require ACT or SAT standardized test scores for admission starting with fall 2016 admission. K-College joins more than 800 colleges and universities in the country that admit students without regard to test scores. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Vaccination rates for Michigan schoolchildren are inching up, according to new state data, but the numbers remain worrisome for public-health officials. In all, 92 percent of all Michigan kindergartners were fully vaccinated in fall 2014, compared to 91.9 percent in fall 2013. (Kalamazoo Gazette)