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The federal government aims to prevent future oil spills by making an example of Enbridge Energy. The company has reached a $177 million settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo County officials are set to receive a course in public relations. On Tuesday commissioners agreed to hire a Portage-based firm, Rick Chambers and Associates to work with staff on how they talk about county business.

Employees will be trained on, in the proposal’s words, “what to communicate and how to communicate” as well as how to listen. Top-level administrators and elected officials are among those who will participate.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Kalamazoo City Commission has granted raises to four top city officials.

City Clerk Scott Borling, City Manager Jim Ritsema and Internal Auditor Ann Videtich will receive a salary increase at about the same rate city non-bargaining employees got this year. That amounts to a step up in pay grade, a one-percent salary increase and a onetime payment.

Native Plants Improve Health of WMU's Valley Pond

Jul 15, 2016
Christine Lena


AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

Fishermen can no longer lure fish by throwing bait into trout streams. The Natural Resources Commission banned the controversial practice of “chumming” on most trout streams at their monthly meeting Thursday night. 

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