Kalamazoo's Dyrk Hamilton shares his experience being discriminated against as a transgender man at OutFront Kalamazoo, formerly known as the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Transgender People Need State Protection Under Law, Say LGBT Groups

LGBT rights organizations are calling for state lawmakers to include protections for transgender people in civil rights laws.

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C. Lieurance

LHI Live: Brian Oberlin And Evan Marshall, 'Twin Mandolin Slingers'

Both top-notch soloists in their own right, Evan Marshall and Brian Oberlin enjoy coming up with musical duo arrangements that test their abilities and span many styles, from Italian classical to bluegrass and beyond. On Saturday, the Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra will present the duo in a 7 pm concert at First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo. They'll feature selections from their new CD, Twin Mandolin Slingers . In a session with Cara Lieurance, recorded by sound engineer Martin Klemm, Oberlin and Marshall tell stories about their experiences as musicians who bridge genres, and they play a variety of tunes, original and adapted, for two mandolins.

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WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) If you want to take your favorite dog out to eat with you, you might soon be in luck. The State senate passed a bill Wednesday to allow restaurants to have dogs on their outdoor patios. 

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Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A state House committee held its first hearing Wednesday on legislation that would outlaw “sanctuary cities” in Michigan. 

City of Portage

Portage Mayor Peter Strazdas says he won't run again this fall.  

Kalamazoo's Dyrk Hamilton shares his experience being discriminated against as a transgender man at OutFront Kalamazoo, formerly known as the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

LGBT rights organizations are calling for state lawmakers to include protections for transgender people in civil rights laws. 

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WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Some Democrats at the state Capitol says it’s time to take a new look at services for the elderly in Michigan, especially nursing home care. They say the need will become more critical as more Michigan residents get older and require assisted living. 

Battle Creek City Commissioners consider a tax increase. An investigation into an alleged sexual assault finds three Michigan State University football players violated university policy.  A WMU outfielder is named the MAC player of the year. 

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Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing A showdown is brewing in Lansing over the fate of teacher retirements. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A portion of the state Senate budget is getting pushback from the Michigan Crime Victims Services Commission.

Kalamazoo Township seeks to fill a vacancy on its board of trustees. A leader of President Trump's Michigan campaign will run for Senate. WMU guard Thomas Wilder will return for his senior season. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Court of Appeals has put a lawsuit regarding state money for private schools on hold while it decides who can be part of it. 

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