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Kalamazoo residents Erum and Seema Shah rallying for immigrant and Muslim rights at Bronson Park - file photo
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

A rally is scheduled for Tuesday in Kalamazoo in defense of the Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The rally comes as the Trump administration is expected to announce that it’s ending DACA six months from now. 

MPRN

(MPRN-Detroit) Lawyers for Iraqi immigrants facing deportation say the detainees are being subjected to abuse and intimidation. The case played out Thursday in a Detroit courtroom. 

Kellogg is eliminating over 200 jobs in Battle Creek. The Kalamazoo School Board approves a settlement with the state over the threatened closure of two schools. Four cases of West Nile Virus are reported in Michigan.

Kalamazoo Public Schools has a tentative contract with the union representing its teachers. Kalamazoo State Representative Jon Hoadley announces legislation to protect call center workers in Michigan. State officials consider a replacement for the M-STEP. 

WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) The state is ordering Enbridge Energy to take swift action to fix portions of the Line Five energy pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac. Corrosion protections were eroded during maintenance work on the line. 

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