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A woman wearing a blue jacket walks with a dog along a trail in her wooded yard
Leona Larson / WMUK

For many homeowners, fall is the season to rake piles of leaves, bag them up and set them on the curb as yard waste. But in Kalamazoo, more and more people are opting to keep their leaves. Not only do they stay out of the landfill, the fallen leaves provide critical habitat for caterpillars and other bugs. 

Kalamazoo Declares Gun Violence A Health Crisis

Sep 21, 2021
Andy Robins / WMUK

Kalamazoo City commissioners have declared gun violence a "public health emergency."

The Western Michigan University Trustees have approved new contracts with the school’s faculty and part-time instructors after months of sometimes-contentious talks.

Colored handprints on a blank background
Vadim Ghirda / AP Photo

A Kalamazoo group is holding a rally for LGBTQ equality on Saturday. The event is being organized by OutFront Kalamazoo, a nonprofit that advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights.

FBI Issues Rare Apology To Nassar Abuse Survivors

Sep 15, 2021

Survivors of sexual abuse by former Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar got a rare apology from the FBI this week.