Business in Vine - Kalamazoo, MI

Resident are being encouraged to swap their wood-burning stoves for biogas - made from pig waste.

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the following statement after a Texas court ruled on the constitutionality of Obamacare. “While today’s ruling will certainly be appealed and will not impact insurance premiums or plans for next year, we have a rare opportunity for truly bipartisan health care reform that protects …

Our experienced travel professionals around the globe have the skills to expertly address the uncommon needs and special destination requirements humanitarian aid workers might need. They understand the world you work in, and can handle your extremely urgent travel needs.

Michael G. Roehrig, Monroe County Chief Assistant Prosecutor, will fill the vacancy created by the election of current Prosecutor William Paul Nichols to

The end of 2018 is near. For many of us, hard-earned dollars are still sitting in our designated health savings (HSA) or flexible spending (FSA) accounts. It’s time to review our finances. It’s time to use – rather than lose - that money. Medical WeightLoss Clinic can help you do so in a way that promotes good health for years to come
Medical Weight Loss Clinic often accepts FSA and HSA for weight loss programs.
Jordan Stewart, business support analyst for Medical Weight…

A $8.8 million project has created more than 513 “play labs” in Uganda, Tanzania and Bangladesh, with a curriculum built by a team of global play scholars.

There’s little evidence that the economic-development incentives offered by cities and states work—except for letting politicians crow.

Humanitarian international volunteers do incredible work around the globe. To do this, they travel to destinations where help is needed most . This type of travel requires detailed planning. When going on vacation, you can just go with the flow. But if you have a mission to accomplish on your trip, then it’s best to make pre-travel arrangements. This way, you can focus on your work instead of travel details
Why Plan Humanitarian Travel?
Travel is an adventure, but your travel planning doesn’t…

Apple Music Connect appears to slowly be going the way of iTunes Ping. Apple has started notifying Apple Music artists that it is removing the ability for artists to post content to Apple Music Con…

"Football starts today. I can’t wait. I’m like a kid in a candy store,” Alex Lipka said.

Michigan drivers who renew their registration would have to opt out to avoid paying an $11 fee that allows unlimited entry into state parks under a bill advancing in the Legislature. Currently motorists must opt into paying the Recreation Passport fee when renewing their license plate annually. The Republican-led Senate passed the bill on a 28-9 vote Thursday, sending it to the GOP-controlled House for consideration next week.

ATLANTA (AP) — The National Park Service has bought the home in Atlanta, Georgia, where Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929. Citing a National Park Foundation release, news outlets report the civil rights leader's family has owned the home on Auburn Avenue for more than a century and closed the sale last month for an undisclosed amount. Congress declared the home a National Historic Site in 1980, and the National Park Service began offering tours of it in 1982.

VAN BUREN COUNTY, MI (WKZO AM/FM) -- A Van Buren County Judge has declared a mistrial in the Troy Taylor murder trial, but there has also been a quick turnaround on a plea deal, so there is a resolution in the case.
Taylor, rather than put his children through another trial has agreed to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter in exchange f...

Humanitarian aid workers face safety and security risks each day, that can be very stressful. That is one of the reasons you need to prepare for homecoming.

 OSHTEMO (WKZO AM/FM) --  The family has identified the victim of that hit and run crash on 9th Street late last Saturday night as Edward Howell Jr. of Gobles.  Kalamazoo County Deputies say he was struck from behind and killed as he walked along the five lane roadway that links Oshtemo with I-94. 
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The Wildlife Justice Commission fights transnational, organized criminal networks trading in wildlife, timber, and fish. These crimes affect us all and must be stopped as Executive Director Olivia Swaak-Goldman explains in this interview. “Illegal wildlife trade is worth 20 billion dollars a year.” The Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) was set up in 2015. A group …

UNDATED (WKZO AM/FM) -- Police agencies throughout the country are investigating after a wave of bomb threats  were sent to businesses, newsrooms, schools, government buildings, police departments and other areas.
In west and southwest Michigan, multiple places in Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo and others received the threat via ema...

Law enforcement agencies across Michigan - and the country - are being flooded with calls of bomb threats through emails. Several businesses and individuals have received emails saying if they don’t pay $20,000 in Bitcoin that a bomb will be set off. Grand Rapids police said they don’t believe the emails are valid and are asking people not to send money. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office said it appears to be a nationwide scam and has been targeting business and schools.

China is perfectly placed to innovate digital solutions for waste, especially in its fast-growing food industry.

English dominates the internet and risks creating a digital divide, as demonstrated by this chart showing the discrepancies between languages used online and those spoken in real life.

No one enjoys a weak eyesight. Yet not many are up for taking proper care of their eyes. Several people avoid wearing glasses just because they think spectacles don’t suit them. Even more people are not ready to take small steps for ensuring their vision doesn’t get worse. Despite such carelessness, no one wants to …

Yes, it takes new crane to take the old crane down. Work is continuing today on removing the crane that has been part of the downtown Kalamazoo skyline for more than a year. The crane on the building site has been a feature on the corner of Michigan and Burdick avenues since shortly after construction began in April 2017 on the $50 million Exchange Building project.

Globalization has accelerated the spread of technological knowledge, according to the IMF.

WASHINGTON, D. C. - If you don't have health insurance, now is the time to act. The deadline to sign up or change your insurance plan in the government marketplace is this Saturday, Dec. 15. Newschannel 3 spoke with U. S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. He said for the first time, the average premium rates are going down for the majority of states. Azar said for the benchmark silver plan, people in 39 states will see a decrease of about…

UPDATE: All lanes are now back open along I-94 in Galesburg as of 7 a. m. Thursday. -------------------------------- KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. - One lane is closed along westbound I-94 near Galesburg Thursday morning after a rollover crash involving a semi truck. Crews are responding to the incident between mile markers 89 and 90 on WB I-94, which is west of Fort Custer. Our crew on scene said the left lane is open, and the right lane shut down as authorities work to clear…

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act
“As I’ve listened to our local farmers, they want support and certainty and the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill delivers that. But the Farm Bill is not just for our farmers and ranchers, it is truly for all Americans as our agriculture industry plays a vital role in ensuring we have access to…

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Farm Bill, which included several key provisions to support broadband infrastructure. The bill now heads to President Trump’s desk for his signature. Several Energy and Commerce Committee priorities were in the Farm …