Michigan State University

State Senator Margaret O'Brien - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) Republican and Democratic leaders in the state Legislature are all calling for the removal of Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon. Lawmakers say they’ve lost confidence in her leadership because of the handling of the Larry Nassar scandal. 

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(MPRN-East Lansing) A medical school dean who supervised a Michigan State University sports doctor convicted of sexually abusing patients is stepping down. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A former sports doctor for Michigan State University and the US Olympics gymnastics team faces 22 more felony sexual assault charges. 

Galls hang from blueberry bushes on WMUK correspondent Joan Donaldson's organic blueberry farm
Joan Donaldson

While fruit farmers continue to fight the invasive spotted wing drosophila fly, Southwest Michigan’s blueberry growers also face a homegrown pest. The blueberry gall wasp is native to Michigan but has experienced a population boom in the past few years - and researchers aren’t sure why. 


File photo: Kalamazoo City Commissioner Don Cooney and Kalamazoo residents march to protest capping the Allied Paper Landfill, May 2013.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will decide on the final cleanup plan for the Allied Paper Landfill site soon. But the City of Kalamazoo is still weighing its options. The city has been in talks with BioPath Solutions - a company that breaks down PCB waste with microbes. BioPath says the treatment would cost at least $15 million less than the EPA’s proposed plan. But the question remains - will it work?


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