Gun violence

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A Kalamazoo Public Safety officer was hurt and a suspect is dead after gunfire at a downtown business Tuesday afternoon, March 12.

Kalamazoo Advocates Honor Victims of Gun Violence

Feb 25, 2019
Matt Rourke / AP Photo

Earlier this month, several Kalamazoo-area advocacy groups came together to honor the memory of those who have died from gun violence. 

Earlene McMichael | WMUK

A six-part documentary about slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin that debuts at 10 p.m. tonight on the Paramount Network and BET pulls from interviews with more than 100 people, among them his mother, Sybrina Fulton, who spoke in Kalamazoo last year.

WMUK did its own two interviews with Fulton in connection with her visit here. The first was in advance of her trip, the other live onstage. The live interview won an excellence award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters earlier this year.

We're reposting both conversations to coincide with the documentary's premiere. 


State Capitol Rotunda - file photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Democrats in Lansing are trying to see movement on gun violence prevention bills. They could have an unlikely ally. 

State Capitol - file photo. Photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Concealed guns could be carried in schools, churches and other places they’re currently banned under bills adopted Wednesday by the state Senate. The bills were adopted on largely party-line votes.

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