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Police have made about 10 arrests while clearing out a homeless camp in southwestern Michigan that's been a focus of protests since last month seeking better resources for homeless people.

Parchment, Michigan
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Health officials are telling residents of two southwestern Michigan communities that they can drink tap water again, a month after the discovery of high amounts of toxic industrial chemicals.

Maple River
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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials are looking for chemicals in the Kalamazoo River near a city where residents are being provided bottled water after contamination was found in their drinking water supply.

Parchment, Michigan
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Thousands of cases of bottled water have been distributed in southwestern Michigan as two communities respond to a contaminated water supply.

With more communities battling chemicals in their water, Democratic lawmakers say it’s time to hold hearings on PFAS. Those are compounds in a family of chemicals that could be harmful to people’s health. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth has more.

A man buzzed on painkillers and other drugs when his pickup truck plowed into a pack of Michigan bicyclists, killing five, was sentenced Monday to at least 40 years in prison after he tearfully expressed regret over the rural road tragedy.

Fountain of the Pioneers in Bronson Park
The City of Kalamazoo / Kalamazoo Arts

Removal of a southwestern Michigan park fountain that some say celebrates white supremacy is expected in the coming weeks.

Police Lights

 A southwestern Michigan city has agreed to pay $810,000 to the family of a man who died in police custody in 2016.

bridge and flood
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The U.S. Small Business Administration is working with the state police and local emergency managers to conduct damage assessments following flooding last month in Michigan.

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A Michigan woman has moved into a church in the southwest part of the state in an effort to avoid being deported to Pakistan. 

WMUK public media

 Officials in a southwestern Michigan city have decided to remove a park fountain featuring a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American.

WMUK public media

Officials in a southwestern Michigan city could decide whether a monument featuring a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American should be removed from a park.


The victims of what police say was a shooting rampage by an Uber driver two years ago in Kalamazoo County are being honored as part of a multi-tiered memorial project, with fundraising efforts underway.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed off on a five-year, $46 million plan to clean up a stretch of the Kalamazoo River that's contaminated from past paper production.


Survivors of last year’s deadly bike crash near Kalamazoo testified Wednesday before a state Senate committee in support of safety legislation.