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New Kalamazoo City Commission Takes Office

Nov 12, 2019
Kalamazoo City Hall - file photo. Photo by Sehvilla Mann, WMUK
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The 53rd Kalamazoo City Commission was sworn into office Monday night as long-time Mayor Bobby Hopewell and Commissioner Don Cooney said goodbye. Both decided not to seek new terms earlier this month. 

KPS To Resume Active Shooter Training With Changes

Nov 8, 2019
Speakers Address the Kalamazoo Board of Education during their meeting on Thursday November 7, 2019 Photo by John McNeil
John McNeill / WMUK

Kalamazoo Schools will make a few modifications to their active shooter training program after some parents complained, but will continue the lessons and drills. The district will also address complaints that parents were not given enough time to opt out of the training. 

Courtesy DBCFSN

A community activist in Detroit says social justice won't be complete without big changes in the way people eat. Malik Yakini is the cofounder of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. He says minority communities in particular need what he calls "food sovereignty."

Steve Giovinco

There is magic in the night. And mystery. And, sometimes, fear. These are some of the things that draw photographer Steve Giovinco to the night. Night-time photography is his passion. His photography has been exhibited around the world.

Andrew Robins / WMUK

Kalamazoo has its first new mayor in 12 years. Voters picked City Commissioner David Anderson to replace outgoing Mayor Bobby Hopewell on Tuesday, November 5. According to unofficial returns, Anderson defeated three other candidates on the ballot after gaining Hopewell's endorsement.