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Cheyna Roth / MPRN

A jury has decided that a former dean at Michigan State University is guilty of multiple criminal charges – including a felony.

Patrese Griffin Is Kalamazoo's Newest City Commissioner

Jun 10, 2019
A young woman in a black top stands at a lectern with a microphone. She is smiling.
William Edgerton / WMUK

The Kalamazoo City Commission no longer has an empty seat. On Monday Board members voted five-to-one to appoint Patrese Griffin in the place of former Commissioner Shannon Sykes-Nehring, who resigned in May after moving out of the city.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, center, joins with lawmakers and others calling for expanding the state's civil rights law to prohibit discrimination against LGBT people on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in the Capitol building. By David Eggert, AP
David Eggert / The Associated Press

Equality Michigan Executive Director Erin Knott says “you can get married on Saturday, and fired on Monday for who you love” in Michigan. That’s why Knott, who is also Kalamazoo’s Vice Mayor says it’s critically important to add protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to Michigan’s anti-discrimination law.

Taylor Pace / WMUK

The Daughters of the American Revolution are rededicating the grave of Major Ezekiel Ransom in Kalamazoo. Ransom joined the Continental Army when he was only 14. In his later years he moved to what was then known as the Village of Bronson, now the City of Kalamazoo, in 1835 to be near his children.

Kim Zahnow

Communities around the world are marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City this month. It marked the start of the modern campaign for LGBTQ rights.