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The Stryker property

Donation of 22 acres of land goes to Kalamazoo Nature Center

In the city there will be a place that people can walk and bike to and be reminded of the importance of nature.

A K4J protest

Kalamazoo 4 Justice: Envisioning a community where the promise of equality is guaranteed

Kalamazoo 4 Justice acts in solidarity with the national Black Lives Matter movement. Here's what they're working toward.

Mt. Biking (Arcadia Bluffs)

Vacationing in the trees: How forests are helping to grow Michigan's tourism economy

Sandy beaches and boating may be the quintessential tourist attractions in Michigan, but forests are driving a growing segment of the state's tourism economy. Here's why healthy trees matter for growing jobs and local economies in Michigan. 

Mounted Police and their horses

Public sees the human side of police in the Mounted Division

What weighs between 1,200 and 1,500 pounds, is afraid of anything that's new to it, and yet has a great temperament for policing large groups of people? Correspondent Marin Heinritz has the answer.

Power List

Powering the Mitten: How does electricity get to your smartphone?

You plug in your smartphone and voila -- it's charged up and ready to whisk you off to cyberspace. But how exactly do those electrons get into your phone? Read on to find out.

Sarah LeSage

What We've Lost: The community impact of invasive species

Invasive species are costly to Michigan cities and their residents, negatively affecting everyone's quality of life. Here's some of what we've lost to invasive species and how we can prevent future invasives from causing similar damage.

Invasive Salad Main

Partying with pests: A community approach to fighting invasive species

Owosso nature preserve is fighting the invasive plant garlic mustard through creative events and community education--and by, well, eating all the garlic mustard they can find.

Mothers of Hope 3

Providing hope to families across Kalamazoo

This coming weekend marks the Annual “Ultimate Family Reunion,” a family-friendly celebration of community. Organizers tell why they're celebrating.

Tattoos by Yelena Kleshchik

Women break down the barriers in the world of ink

The tattoo industry brings in revenues of at least $2.3 billion each year. An estimated 23 percent of women have tattoos. And some of them are seeking out female tattoo artists.


Kalamazoo explores steps to build housing market

Lofts, condos, townhouses and single family homes could be an exciting part of Kalamazoo's future downtown. Polices and incentives will be needed to make it a reality.

Best Trails

The Top 10 rides on Southwest Michigan Trails

Summertime and the riding is easier on some trails than others. Second Wave's Mark Wedel takes to the bikeways for one man's opinion on the pros and cons of trails across the region. 


Kalamazoo connections create Principle Food & Drink

A team with lots of Kalamazoo connections is betting the success of Salt of the Earth can be repeated by following their principles. That's the theory behind Principle Food & Beverage. 


Wiffle ball is all grown up and being played in Oshtemo

Wiffle ball has come a long way since it was played in the backyard. At this level, it's really not much like that kids' game of yore. 

Family Coach

Building relationships from the ground up

Israel Flores partners with parents to help them raise children who are safe, healthy, and ready to succeed in school and in life.
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