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As you might have heard, WMUK is about to launch a program that answers listener questions. It’s called “Why’s That?” and the first episode will air the second week of September. But one question we received had a kind of time limit. A listener wanted to know whether dead plants along US-131 had been sprayed with herbicides, and if so, what the reasons were for spraying.


The state House is scheduled to meet one day this week to try and reach a compromise on road funding. 

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City, state and regional planners all agree: Kalamazoo needs to make its roads more bike-friendly. Last year they sought input on where to start. And tomorrow they’re again asking people to share their thoughts.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is lifting all weight restrictions on state trunkline highways in most of the Lower Peninsula. Special weight limits are put in place in the winter time to help protect the roads. (WDET)

Lansing — The state transportation chief has delayed the purchase of a set of new passenger cars for the Detroit-Chicago Amtrak route following an audit critical of his department for leasing another set of cars that are idle. (Detroit News)