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A group of state House Democrats hopes to prevent the state’s largest water utility from ending service to one of the cities it serves. 

Kellom was shot in his Northwest Detroit home by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer. His father, Kevin Kellom, says the search warrant he received wasn't signed until after his son's death. "They killed my son at 1:38 pm, the search warrant that they left on my table that I received at 7pm in the evening, was signed at 4:39," Kellom says. (WDET)

Courtesy Cal Freeman

Writer Cal Freeman is from Detroit, and his poems are about very Detroit things. Municipal debt. Foreclosures. The UAW. Freeman will be coming to Bookbug in Kalamazoo April 7th to bring that unique perspective as he reads from his first published book of poetry, called “Brother of Leaving.”  

A state house bill would ban cities from demanding community benefits agreements from real estate developers.

Western Michigan University

On this edition of WestSouthwest, we feature  two interviews originally broadcast this summer.