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More Michiganders are using rooftop solar panels to generate electricity and take advantage of a state program. It requires utilities to buy back their excess power and credit the customer.

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

A class action lawsuit claims Michigan ignores due process when overseeing tax foreclosures. The Gongwer news service first reported on the lawsuit. Plaintiffs say the state does not hold impartial hearings so that people can appeal foreclosure decisions.

"The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to forgive early a $1.25 million loan made to the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"A crow in Allegan County has tested positive for West Nile virus, health officials reported Tuesday, Aug. 4." (Grand Rapids Press)

"A committee looking into ways to increase revenue for the city of Kalamazoo got a breakdown of how it could affect residents and people who work in the city but live elsewhere." (Kalamazoo Gazette)