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David Zalubowski / AP Photo

Tariffs and duties recently imposed on Canadian newsprint manufacturers could cause trouble for Southwest Michigan newspapers.

Kalamazoo Public Library

Update: Peace Pizzazz, previously scheduled for Bronson Park, will be held at Winchell Elementary due to expected rain. Efforts to keep kids reading over the long summer break are gearing up in Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo Public Library's annual Summer Reading Challenge offers kids tangible incentives to keep reading - free books. Library Executive Director Ryan Wieber says they earn them by reading at least 20 minutes each day over the summer.

WMU Names New Provost

May 17, 2018
Ball State University

Western Michigan University's new provost is coming to Kalamazoo from Indiana. The university announced Thursday, May 17, that Jennifer Bott will become Western's top academic official July 1st.

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A lot of movies have been made about football and baseball. But professional tennis? Not so much. But a new film about the clash of two tennis titans comes to southwest Michigan. WMUK’s James Sanford has this review of Borg vs. McEnroe. It will be shown at the Riviera Theater in Three Rivers on Saturday, May 19.

Joel Page / AP Photo

A pair of bills that are supposed to make Michigan’s roads safer for bicyclists are waiting for the Senate’s consideration.

One would require students in driver’s education classes to spend at least an hour learning to drive safely around “vulnerable” road users. The other would require drivers to pass cyclists with three feet of clearance when possible, and to pass them safely in any case.