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A strategy to reduce gun violence has won the support of most members of the Kalamazoo County Board. On Tuesday, commissioners passed a resolution 9-2 supporting a “red flag” law for Michigan. In states such as Indiana, those laws let a court take firearms away from someone if they are found to pose an immediate threat to themselves or others.  

US Border Patrol via AP

Kalamazoo County has a problem with opioids but also with methamphetamine. Officials with the county say meth-related arrests have spiked in the last year.

WMU Students Help Sick Kids With "Magic"

Oct 2, 2018
Audrey VanEssen / WMU A Moment of Magic

A group of students at Western Michigan University are devoting their time to make the days of children at local hospitals a bit more magical.

Gordon Evans / WMUK-FM

It’s been two weeks since Kalamazoo City officials broke up the homeless encampment in Bronson Park. Monday night community members, homeless residents and supporters packed the City Commission meeting to express their frustration. 

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

(MPRN) A package of bills in the state House would classify 17 year olds as juveniles, rather than automatically treating them as adults.