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Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

(MPRN) -- The state is giving 38 of Michigan’s worst-performing schools 60 days to come up with a turnaround plan. They include the Washington Writers Academy and the Woodward School for Technology and Research in Kalamazoo.


Planners in Saugatuck want more details on a proposed development south of Saugatuck Dunes State Park before they consider it further. Developer Cottage Home wants to build houses on a central piece of land that fronts the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan.

Carrie Vanderbush, the new executive director of Glass Art Kalamazoo
courtesy of Glass Art Kalamazoo

Glass Art Kalamazoo - formerly the West Michigan Glass Art Center - has a new executive director. Carrie Vanderbush will fill the position which has been vacant for the past two years. 

Chris Killian / WMUK

West Michigan Congressman Justin Amash (R-Grand Rapids) says he will "call out" President Donald Trump if he oversteps his executive authority. Amash made the promise during a town hall meeting in downtown Battle Creek on Thursday, Feb. 23.

A truck hauls dirt to a corner of Top Grade Site Management's Salem Pit in Dorr. Top Grade says this pit is similar to the one proposed in Richland Township.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The company that wants to mine gravel in Richland Township has withdrawn its permit. Not because many residents oppose the mine, but that the company says it doesn’t need a permit.