Andy Robins, WMUK

For nearly 20 years, faculty and students from Western Michigan University have been digging at the site of Fort Saint Joseph in Niles. After 250 years, nothing of the fort is left standing above ground. 

The teen fangirl magazine Tiger Beat is going through some major changes. Last year a group of 17 investors - including notables like TV host Nick Cannon and basketball star Kevin Durant - bought Tiger Beat for roughly $2 million. Since then the magazine has a new look, a new website, and updated their content to better reflect today’s generation of girls. Ilana Nash studies adolescence through Western Michigan University’s Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. She says the magazine provides a safe haven for young girls.


On WestSouthwest, Bridge examines new ideas in policing that are about to be tried in Kalamazoo. And the Michigan Campaign Finance Network examines the state of the "money race" in this year's election.

Ben Combee, Austin, Texas/Wikimedia Commons

Michigan Campaign Finance Network Director Craig Mauger says a limited number of competitive races for state House are attracting large sums of money. 


The search for new ideas on policing recently brought the online news service Bridge to Kalamazoo.