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(Oswego, New York) Historically high water levels on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River are presenting the shipping industry with both challenges and opportunities. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The commission also considered options for moving forward with consolidated 911 dispatch.  

Supporters of a Kalamazoo County ID card program who have packed recent board meetings have seen their efforts rewarded. Commissioners approved a plan to start issuing countywide IDs next year.

The vote split along party lines with the board’s six Democrats supporting the idea and five Republicans voting against it.

Once a week, competitive cyclist Valerie Litznerski rides her bike to work. To avoid dangerous intersections, she says she cuts through apartment complexes, parking lots, and adds time to her ride.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

It’s been a little over a year since nine Kalamazoo bicyclists were struck by a pickup truck driver allegedly under the influence of prescription drugs. Five cyclists died and four were injured that day in June 2016.

Though that was only one incident, bike crashes in the state are nothing new. Between 2005 and 2015, Michigan ranked 11th highest for bike deaths per capita in the United States.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Julia Baker / Michigan Songbird Protection Coalition