The front door and facade to the Buchanan District Library. It's grey stone with glass doors, and a lit overhang.
Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio


The Buchanan District Library has eliminated all fines. It’s following a national trend of libraries going fine-free. Chicago, Kalamazoo, Detroit and other libraries have jumped on board too.

Southwest Michigan's First Medical Marijuana Business Opens

May 24, 2019
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The first medical marijuana provisioning center in Southwest Michigan, Zen Leaf, opened for sales in Buchanan today.

Medical cannabis has been legal in Michigan since 2008.  Buchanan Mayor Patricia Moore says the city just got a provisioning center because officials were trying to make sure it was done right. She says she’s happy with the results.