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An Old Spot pig at the Virtue Cider farm in Fennville
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

A Southwest Michigan cider maker will use pigs to help combat pests in its orchard. Virtue Cider in Fennville bought 18 Glouchestershire Old Spot pigs - also called “orchard pigs.” They’re known for eating bug-ridden apples that fall on the ground. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Veterans services were back on the table last night as the Kalamazoo County Commission considered next year’s budget.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

If you want to open a medical-marijuana dispensary in the City of Kalamazoo, you’ll have to wait.

Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University president John Dunn says the next leader of the school will find it to be a strong and accomplished institution. Dunn, who is retiring next June, gave the annual State of the University address at Western’s Bernhard Center today. 

A summary of Michigan's resources
John Yellich, Michigan Geological Survey

When it comes to mapping its natural resources, Michigan falls behind other states. But a $500,000 state grant may help change that. The grant to the Michigan Geological Survey will pay for statewide resource mapping.