A truck hauls dirt to a corner of Top Grade Site Management's Salem Pit in Dorr. Top Grade says this pit is similar to the one proposed in Richland Township.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The company that wants to mine gravel in Richland Township has withdrawn its permit. Not because many residents oppose the mine, but that the company says it doesn’t need a permit. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A graduate student at Western Michigan University says the Trump administration’s travel ban caused him a close call. Salem Ba Saiwar spoke at a university-sponsored panel on diversity and inclusion on Wednesday, where WMU president John Dunn urged Kalamazoo to show support for community members from abroad.


(MPRN-Undated) A girl and her dog, Wonder, are one step closer to victory in their lawsuit against her former school. 


The Kalamazoo and Saginaw School District have formally filed a lawsuit against the State School Reform Office. 

via Battle Creek Symphony Facebook page

Newly-arranged Motown hits for two singers and orchestra will add a fresh twist to old favorites, says Battle Creek Symphony conductor Anne Harrigan, in a conversation with Cara Lieurance. The concert is set for Saturday, February 26 in W.K. Kellogg Auditorium. Two young talents from New York - Jasmine Maslanova Brown and Damon McToy - will cover a variety of classics by The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and others.