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Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder has signed a law that allows faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to work with same-sex couples or other families based on a religious objection. 


Kalamazoo bird enthusiast Russ Schipper (left) and John Brenneman (right) of the Kalamazoo Nature Center spot a familiar bird in Kleinstuck Preserve.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, bird watching is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States, second only to gardening. In 2011, birders spent $41 billion on trips and equipment, which pumped about $107 billion into the U.S. economy. More than 2,000 of those birders spent time in Michigan.


Robbie Feinberg

Holland’s Westshore shopping mall has had a rough past decade or so: foreclosures, mismanagement, fleeing tenants. To top it off, consumers appear to be moving away from big, enclosed malls like Westshore. Now, one developer is trying to transform the property by flipping it inside out.


Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees has a approved a tuition increase of 3.2 percent for the next academic year. Had it raised tuition any higher, it would have risked losing state funding.

Jim Cole / AP Photo

Though it wasn’t on the agenda, the environment became a major theme at the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees’ meeting Wednesday. The Board heard from the public on two separate issues, fossil fuel divestment and plans to develop land that Western owns in southwest Kalamazoo.

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