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Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A new fund has been created to help victims of severe flooding in the Kalamazoo area in February.

Michigan State University campus
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(MPRN-East Lansing) A white supremacist, Richard Spencer will speak at Michigan State University Monda evening – much to the dismay of many in the community. Spencer’s request to speak was initially denied by the campus, but a lawsuit resulted in a compromise between the two sides. Spencer is permitted to use the MSU pavilion on the outskirts of campus during spring break. Many in the East Lansing community aren’t happy with Spencer’s appearance, but there’s a divide between how people plan to respond to Spencer’s visit.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Update: read the DEQ's Violation Notice and view the Complaint Inspection file.

A Portage company that is poised to receive a violation notice for washing ink-manufacturing waste into its septic system is suing the former employee who brought the issue to regulators. American Inks and Technology on Shaver Road says that Stephen Ferguson, who left the company last year, has defamed the company to customers.

Andy Robins / WMUK

Kalamazoo City officials say they want to remove a controversial fountain from Bronson Park. That’s a victory for activists who say the “Fountain of the Pioneers” depicts Native-Americans in a way that’s racist and demeaning. Kalamazoo City commissioners will consider the recommendation on Monday, March 5.

WMU Opens New Virtual Reality Lab

Feb 28, 2018
Amir Muhammad / WMUK

When you were a kid playing video games, did you ever dream that one day you could actually go inside the game and play? Well, that future has arrived with new technology at Western Michigan University’s Waldo Library.