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Whitmer Says She'd Like Tougher "Red Flag" Law

Aug 14, 2019
State Capitol - file photo. Photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she would support a “red flag” law to allow law enforcement to seize firearms from someone who is deemed a risk. 

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Vicksburg’s Board of Education faced questions about a school’s air quality Monday night. Some teachers at the Sunset Lake Elementary school have alleged that the building is damaging their health, in particular their reproductive health. That’s led some parents to worry about their children who attend the school.

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Two community groups hope to start a conversation about infant mortality in Kalamazoo County. They're holding two public forums about the link between racism and the county's high death rate for black babies.

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Western Michigan University Assistant Geography Professor Adam Matthews says students may not know what a geographer does. But, he adds, “I’ve seen some students show up and they know about drones and that drones can be used for mapping.”

"Why's That?" Digs Into Kalamazoo's Tunnels

Aug 8, 2019
A view of a vaulted brick tunnel with steam pipes and wires on the left side. The space is dimly lit by low-slung bulbs.
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When Jon Stradinger was in a medical ethics class, a fact about the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital, previously known as the State Hospital, got his attention.