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A man wearing a ball cap leans over the side of a boat and shows a handful of muck
Sehvilla Mann

The company that operates Morrow Dam near Comstock faces a state investigation for letting large amounts of sediment wash into the Kalamazoo River, endangering fish habitats and possibly kicking up contaminants, according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.


A detail view of the red bricks, tall windows and white trim ofHeritage Hall, looking up toward a blue sky with a cloud
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Western Michigan University’s fiscal year is almost over. But the school is waiting to set a new budget because of COVID-19.

Courtesy photo / Dale Jansen

We’ve been asking for your stories of life during the pandemic as told through sound. In part two of the series, a listener in Mattawan has just finished an album whose name reflects the times. And we hear from a Texas Corners man who had to make something with the sounds drifting through his window.


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Western Michigan University launches a new four-year degree program in cybersecurity in the fall 2020 semester.


A wide daytime view of an empty field with tall lights and empty stands. The sky is blue with clouds in the distance
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This is the first in a series of stories about everyday life during the COVID-19 pandemic, as told through sound.

In March, Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University sent most of their students home because of the virus. That has meant a big change in the soundscape around Gail Griffin’s house.


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