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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has charged five men with committing sexual abuse while they were Catholic priests. They face 21 charges of criminal sexual conduct. The announcement is part of Nessel’s ongoing investigation into all seven Catholic dioceses in Michigan.

Michigan Hopes "Dark Skies" Lure Visitors

May 24, 2019
Andy Robins / WMUK

The state’s tourism agency, Pure Michigan, has started a “Dark Skies” campaign to draw more visitors highlighting several sites in Michigan where the night sky really is dark.

Western Michigan University's BTR Park - file photo by WMUK

Michelle Miller-Adams says when local communities are struggling economically, leaders look to attract an employer that will bring lots of jobs. But the Senior Researcher for the Kalamazoo-based Upjohn Institute for Employment Research says “that is a very low percentage strategy.” The Upjohn Institute launched a project last year on how communities can attract and keep good jobs. Miller-Adams and Upjohn Institute Senior Economist Tim Bartik are two of the co-authors of a report called Building Shared Prosperity: How Communities Can Create Good Jobs For All.  Note: This interview was originally broadcast in April.

Amash Challengers Start To Line Up

May 21, 2019
A three-quarter view of two men in suits with red ties standing and talking to each other
J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo

Challengers are lining up to take on US Representative Justin Amash for the Republican nomination for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District seat.

Sykes-Nehring Says Goodbye To Kalamazoo City Commission

May 21, 2019
A woman in a dark blazer and red shirt sits in front of a microphone at a dais, looking to the right with her hand on her chin.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Former Kalamazoo City Commissioner Shannon Sykes-Nehring attended her last Commission meeting as a member of the board last night. She resigned because she no longer lives in the city, but Sykes-Nehring says she’ll remain active in the community.