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Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Gubernatorial hopeful Abdul El-Sayed says an oil pipeline that moves crude though the Straits of Mackinac poses a major threat to the Great Lakes. In Kalamazoo on Tuesday the candidate said that if he were elected governor, he’d use executive power to turn the pipe off while its safety is debated.

A wasp hovers over a tulip on a warm spring day in Washington Park on Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Albany, N.Y.
AP Photo/Mike Groll

This time of year, it’s not unusual for bees to ruin your picnic. Except the bugs landing on your potato salad likely aren’t bees at all. Many people have trouble telling the difference between bees and other stinging, flying insects. 

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

On Friday, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved a plan to let Consumers Energy end its power purchase agreement with Palisades’ owner Entergy.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo

A Kalamazoo non-profit group wants to help people in the DACA program that lets undocumented people who came to the U.S. as children avoid deportation. President Donald Trump announced recently that he'll end the program. But he gave Congress six months to come up with an alternative.

Kalamazoo 4H Races "Quadcopter" Drones

Sep 20, 2017
Mel Evans / AP Photo

Drones, those small, remotely controlled aircraft, are often used for things like making movies or monitoring crops on a farm. But Kalamazoo County’s 4H program has something different in mind – drone racing.