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Interviews and public presentations scheduled for finalists seeking to become Kalamazoo Valley Community College's next president. Bronson Hospital works to free a doctor facing possible deportation. Battle Creek city officials say a spill of raw sewage poses no threat to drinking water. 

Governor Rick Snyder - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder delivers his eighth State of the State address Tuesday. The State of the State is a yearly event where the governor lays out his priorities for the upcoming year. Some lawmakers have wish lists for what they want the governor to talk about.

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(MPRN-Lansing) A new campaign wants to put a voters’ bill of rights into the state constitution. Backers plan to launch a petition drive to place the question on the November ballot. 

Two members of MSU's Board of Trustees won't seek re-election, one of them is calling for university president Lou Anna Simon to resign. Former Kalamazoo State Representative Ed LaForge is remembered for his commitment to social justice. The K-Wings extend their point streak to five games with a win Sunday. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI - Ed LaForge, a former state representative and Kalamazoo city commissioner - and champion of liberal causes - died Friday, Jan. 19, at his Lawton home." (MLive)