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Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Commissioners have also agreed to waive fees for vital records sought by the homeless, and to fund an alternative plan for consolidated 911 dispatch.

The animals in Kalamazoo County’s care might be closer than ever to getting better digs. On Tuesday the Board of Commissioners heard a plan for replacing the county’s aging animal shelter.

Chris Killian / WMUK

Opponents of President Donald Trump's plan to phase out the DACA program rallied Tuesday evening in Kalamazoo's Bronson Park. DACA allows undocumented people who came to the U-S as children to stay. The White House says it's ending the program but will wait six months to give Congress time to decide if it should continue.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

It’s been about a year since the people of Albion gave up control of their school district. Voters agreed to let Marshall annex Albion’s struggling schools last summer. While the older kids go to Marshall to study, Marshall’s kept one elementary school in Albion. But the first year went less than smoothly, and some parents in Albion some doubt the annexation will serve Albion well in the long run.

Eclipsed In Missouri

Aug 21, 2017
Russ Robins

People in southwest Michigan saw only a partial eclipse of the sun on Monday, if clouds didn't get in the way. About 82-percent of the sun's surface was hidden by the moon. But other parts of the country were treated to a total eclipse and many Michiganders took to the road to witness the spectacle. I was one of them. My brother Russell and I drove an hour south of Saint Louis, Missouri, to experience “totality” for the first time with some friends.

Protesters with Kalamazoo For Revolution stand outside city hall. The group says allowing donors to restrict funds to specific uses in the Foundation for Excellence favors the wealthy.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The City of Kalamazoo has approved what is to become a half a billion dollar endowment through the Foundation for Excellence. The money will be put towards city improvements as well as a property tax cut.