Category: Justice

a map of Michigan showing proposed U.S. Congressional districts

October 13, 2021

A state redistricting panel has finalized several draft maps for new voting districts and few incumbents are safe.

several voting stations inside Kalamazoo City Hall

October 13, 2021

Experts say a petition going around to change voting rules could have the unintended consequence of barring election volunteers.

police officers stand in front of wire fencing and caution tape around a homeless encampment

October 12, 2021

Police forcibly removed people from the Ampersee encampment last week. Homeless advocates scrambled to help.

a map of Michigan showing state senate districts

October 11, 2021

The state’s redistricting commission has settled on a new map for state senate districts – one that could give Democrats control of the chamber.

a map of the new 9-member kalamazoo county commission districts

October 8, 2021

A redistricting panel is trimming the county commission from 11 down to 9 representatives, raising worries about equity.

police officers stand in front of wire fencing and caution tape around a homeless encampment

October 7, 2021

Residents were given 5 minutes to grab their things and go.

an industrial paper mill

October 6, 2021

State agencies say short-term exposure to foul odors on the Northside aren’t harmful. What about long-term exposure?

an illustration of plants on a mound in Bronson Park

October 6, 2021

Archaeologists have uncovered new evidence of activities underneath the ancient mound.

a handmade sign reads "Where will they go"

September 30, 2021

Workers blocked off the encampment by the river and hauled away portable toilets, but residents will be given more time to move.

a map of proposed state senate districts in Michigan

September 29, 2021

Proposed state house and senate maps created by an independent panel could still favor Republicans.