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Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

When Steven Lange passes the marker at the edge of Vicksburg's Clark Park that summarizes the village's beginnings, the end of the text gives him pause.

“It says on October 18th, 1871 the village was incorporated as Brady. But one day later a petition passed to rename it Vicksburg. And that’s the part that was so curious. Why would you name a village any name and then one day later switch its name officially?” he asks.

Borgess Medical Center

Tiana Carruthers, one of two survivors of the Kalamazoo shooting, is expected to make a full recovery. Trauma Medical Director Dr. Thomas Rohs says Carruthers was discharged to the center’s rehab unit last week. 

Diane Pierce, University of Michigan

Plans to expand Western Michigan University’s Business, Technology, and Research Park at Colony Farm Orchard have been met with controversy. The university got the property with the caveat that it could not be developed. But in 2010, the state got rid of that restriction.

Environmentalists are worried about plants and wildlife on the site as well as in nearby Asylum Lake Preserve. The discovery of a rare species of orchid on the site has given environmentalists hope that Western might change its plans.

Tony Dejak/The Associated Press



The mother of a 12 year old boy who was shot and killed by Cleveland police in 2014 says the lack of charges in the case is evidence of a broken system. 


Native American history plays a central role in a new master plan for Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park, which the Kalamazoo City Commission approved last night. It calls for a detailed virtual tour that listeners could access on mobile devices, as well as a marker. The city will also place markers around Kalamazoo at the four corners of a reservation that territorial governor Lewis Cass rescinded in 1829.