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Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Elected leaders in Kalamazoo say local governments can honor the Paris Agreement on climate even if the federal government will not. About 100 people rallied in Bronson Park on Wednesday, where speakers called for the City of Kalamazoo to inventory its greenhouse gas emissions and to make city buildings and cars carbon-neutral within thirteen years.

Chuck Quirmbach / Wisconsin Public Radio

Researchers are trying to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. And Lake Michigan near Chicago is on the front line of that fight. But budget cuts proposed by President Donald Trump could limit their work. 


Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

If you’ve heard of Western Michigan University’s particle accelerator, you might have also heard that it’s a secret machine involved in double-secret research. The directors of the lab say that's completely untrue, though it is true that you should not stand next to the machine during some experiments. At a moment that posed no risk, "Why's That?" and mechanical engineering student Peter Grohs saw the facilities up close.


Rebecca Thiele / WMUK

Hundreds of people took part in a memorial bike ride in Kalamazoo Wednesday evening. The event marked one year since an allegedly drugged driver plowed into a group of cyclists riding on North Westnedge Avenue in Cooper Township.

Five people died in the crash and four others were seriously injured. On Wednesday, cyclists gathered at the Nazareth complex on Gull Road before the ride.

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing)  The state is hammering out its budget. And lawmakers are having a sharp disagreement with the governor’s office over one of Michigan’s biggest price tags – the corrections budget. Both sides agree rehabilitation and lowering recidivism is the way to go. But they can’t agree on how much money to spend this year. 


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