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Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A resolution against a controversial oil pipeline that drew crowds to Kalamazoo County board meetings has passed. The commission voted 7 to 3 on Tuesday to call for the shutdown of Enbridge Energy Line 5, which runs through the Straits of Mackinac.

Supporters of the resolution packed several recent county board meetings. Many of them said an oil spill in the Straits would devastate the Great Lakes and Michigan’s economy.

The current design plan for the roundabout at Gull Road and Harrison Street in Kalamazoo.
Wightman & Associates, Inc.

Kalamazoo city officials hope a roundabout at Gull Road and Harrison Street will reduce car crashes. City commissioners overwhelmingly approved the design for a roundabout Monday. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Picture a nineteenth-century school, and what do you see? Simple design, tall windows, somewhere to put a bell? That’s a fair description of a building on Stadium Drive near 9th Street that caught Sue Grossman’s eye.

“I’ve been driving by it all my life because I grew up in this town,” Sue says as we study the front of the building while traffic zips by on Stadium. 


WMUK

Western Michigan University’s next president says he wants to make it “an institution of choice.” Edward Montgomery says that means a university that students see as place to prepare for a career and for life.


Salvador Calderon prunes blueberry bushes at Leduc Farm in Paw Paw
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Berries, apples, cucumbers - all of these crops are hand-picked by thousands of migrant farm workers every year. They start in southern states like Florida and Georgia and work their way up to Michigan. But this year, farmers aren’t sure they’ll be coming. 


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