MUSKEGON TEEN DEATH UPDATE | A 16-year-old Muskegon boy's family says he died shielding his younger sister from gunfire at a birthday party over the weekend. Now, law enforcement and the county prosecutor are expected to have an update on the investigation into his death.

AMASH TOUR Rep. Justin Amash (I) has scheduled five constituent meetings to talk with local voters on Wednesday, Aug. 21. This is the first time he will be making public stops in the area since he announced that he left the Republican party. 

WHITMER ON EDUCATION Kids are back at school, lawmakers are back at work. And the budget deadline looms after a slow summer for the Michigan legislature. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visited students and staff at a Kentwood elementary to discuss the infrastructure and education crisis in the state.

MUSKEGON LIBRARY FEES  The Muskegon Area District Library will eliminate children's overdue fines for juvenile materials. Beginning in September, children and teens materials will no longer accrue overdue fines at any of the area's community branches.

SCHOOL'S OPEN, DRIVE CAREFULLY  With many Michigan schools back in session, children will be walking, biking and riding the school bus. Making those trips safe is of the utmost importance. AAA's "School's Open -- Drive Carefully" awareness campaign has started and hopes to keep children in school zones safe.

FORECAST | A cool front will usher in cooler and less humid air for West Michigan. Today will become sunny, warm and less humid with scattered thunderstorms.

For these stories and more, watch 13 ON YOUR SIDE Mornings at 6 a.m.

►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the 13 ON YOUR SIDE app now.

Have a news tip? Email news@13onyourside.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.