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Asian Carp - file photo
U.S. Geological Survey

An Asian carp was caught recently in a place where it shouldn’t be – beyond an electric barrier meant to keep the species out of Lake Michigan and the rest of the Great Lakes. Now, a researcher at Southern Illinois University is trying to figure out just how it got there.

Gordon Evans / WMUK

Western Michigan University’s new president says he is spending his first days on the job getting to know people on campus and in the community. Edward Montgomery officially began his duties as Western president on Tuesday. 

LGBTQ Activists Ask State to Clarify Civil Rights Law

Jul 26, 2017

LGBT activists say the state’s civil rights law is too vague when it comes to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Now they’re calling on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission to clarify the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act lists attributes people can’t discriminate for – like race, religion and sex.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo City Commissioners have more work ahead of them as they near a final vote on a permanent endowment for the city. The groundbreaking plan would use private donations to fix the city’s finances.

Kalamazoo Considers New Medical Pot Ordinances

Jul 24, 2017
Emma Fidel / AP Photo

The City of Kalamazoo will hold two public forums July 26 and 27 on new ordinances to regulate medical marijuana. Kalamazoo City Attorney Clyde Robinson says they would affect different aspects related to medical marijuana facilities in the city.