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KALAMAZOO, MI – Bronson Healthcare Group has purchased and will redevelop the former Kalamazoo Gazette newspaper building and an adjacent building in downtown Kalamazoo. The healthcare system closed the deal April 24 to buy the three-story, 131,419-square-foot former newspaper building, the one-story, 5,200-square-foot former Business Review West Michigan magazine building, and an adjacent parking lot. The deal was valued at $2.2 million. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

The primary researcher on the study says alcohol use has gone down by about a third every year since 1997, and that smoking has taken a sharp decline.

The bill would let businesses and individuals seek exemptions to state or local laws that go against their religious beliefs. Those opposed to the bill worry it could be used to cancel out non-discrimination ordinances.

Though sometimes paid, reserve police officers act like volunteers for the force and are only allowed to carry out specific tasks.

If the Earth keeps warming at its current rate, Michigan could have temperatures like Kentucky. That’s according to data released by Michigan State University.

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