Charles Pickett Jr. is sentenced to prison for killing five bicyclists and injuring four others near Kalamazoo in 2016. The U.S. Department of Justice backs a Washington, D.C. group that is suing the University of Michigan. Backers of a ballot proposal to legalize marijuana prepare for the November election. Economic growth continues in West Michigan. Battle Creek gets a win on the baseball field, while Kalamazoo's four game winning streak ends.