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Courtesy photo | Garlin Gilchrist II

Facebook may have been called to task for fake news and breaches of personal data, but it's the job of all stakeholders in the digital "ecosystem"--from users to advertisers to media companies--to act responsibly in cyberspace, says Garlin Gilchrist II, a headliner at the Kalamazoo Social Media Week Conference starting Monday.


Kalamazoo Public Library Local History Room

Workers at Kalamazoo's Shakespeare Company walked off the job in September 1948, but a couple of months later, the sporting-goods maker had made no concessions. That's when a "flying squadron" of strike supporters arrived from Detroit.


Straits of Mackinac - file photo
Gregory Varnum / Wikimedia Commons

Mary Ellen Geist says the Enbridge Energy pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac is mysterious in part because it’s so far down under water. The Great Lakes Bureau Chief for Detroit Public Television says the documentary Beneath the Surface: The Line 5 Pipeline in the Great Lakes answers some of the questions about the pipeline, its purpose and the risks.


Earlene McMichael | WMUK

What's being done about homelessness in Kalamazoo? A new U-M report finds Kalamazoo Public Schools has the highest rate of homeless students in Michigan. One group having success is Open Doors Kalamazoo. It provides not just affordable housing, but support services to vulnerable families and individuals.


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Paolo del Vecchio says he suffered from mental illness and addiction, and at one point considered suicide. But del Vecchio who now works with the federal Substance Abuse and Metal Health Services Administration, says he found that by giving back to others he could help himself. (Correction: see below) 

  

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