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File photo of Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield speaking with reporters on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Dave Eggert, AP
Dave Eggert / Associated Press

Less than two weeks after being named the new CEO of Southwest Michigan First, former state House Speaker Lee Chatfield announced his resignation Monday morning. Chatfield’s hiring was met with heavy criticism from local government officials, and various non-profit groups.

A group of people in winter clothing and anti-Covid masks hold a red banner declaring "thank you, Mr. President." Another sign is in the shape of Myanmar and patterned after the country's flag.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Though some people who didn't bring gloves said they wished they had, winter didn’t stop roughly 150 people from waiting near the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport today, some for more than an hour, in the hopes of glimpsing President Biden.

Official White House video

President Joe Biden says he's impressed by Pfizer's COVID vaccine manufacturing operation in Portage. He visited the plant in the Kalamazoo suburb on Friday, February 19.

Evan Vucci / AP Photo

The mayor of Portage says her city is excited about hosting President Joe Biden on Friday, February 19.

A closeup of a pair of arms/hands, upturned, with muddy brown silt covering each palm
Courtesy photo / Jon Lee

The company that operates Morrow Dam says it’s almost ready to dredge a small amount of sediment from the Kalamazoo River. But its overall timetable for cleaning up the silt that poured out of the dam’s reservoir last year has not satisfied state regulators.