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Watching Lawn Fertilizer Can Help Great Lakes

Apr 20, 2017
Community Members chat at the Vine Neighborhood Community Garden during a Common Grounds-hosted gardens tour - file photo
Maggie Kane

The Great Lakes have been struggling for years in its battle against phosphorous loading. While experts say much of the phosphorous is coming from farms, there’s plenty the average gardener can do to help keep from adding to the problem. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A Kalamazoo County commissioner has withdrawn a resolution against a controversial oil pipeline. The resolution called for the shutdown of Enbridge Energy’s Line 5, which runs through the Straits of Mackinac.

Democratic board member Mike Quinn pulled the resolution on Tuesday when it appeared that it would not pass a vote. Only four members of the board expressed clear support for the resolution at the commission’s Committee of the Whole meeting.


Supporters and opponents of the Paw Paw "Redskins" at a school board meeting in February
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

(MPRN-Undated) Many schools in Michigan have grappled with whether they should dump Native American mascots and nicknames. Plenty of things can stand in the way: history, tradition, emotion. But one Michigan tribe wants to make sure money isn’t the barrier to change. 


Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Even mild winters sometimes get icy. People throw salt on sidewalks and roads, and unless it’s really cold the ice melts.

“But then obviously that liquid goes somewhere at some point,” says Western Michigan University chemistry professor Andre Venter.


Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A judge is expected to decide soon whether the man accused in last year’s mass shooting in Kalamazoo can exclude some evidence from his trial.

Jason Brian Dalton, 46, of Cooper Township is suspected of killing six people and seriously injuring two others on Feb. 20, 2016, in between picking up fares for the ride-hailing app Uber.

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