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County Considers Waiving Vital Records Fee for Homeless


Board members also reacted to last weekend's events in Charlottesville. Kalamazoo County is considering waiving the fee for birth certificates and other records for applicants who are homeless. The proposal for the one-year pilot program comes from County Clerk-Register Tim Snow. He says nonprofits in Kalamazoo would help people experiencing homelessness to figure out what documents they need.

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11-Year Old Violinist Anna Štube Of Latvia Gives Local Recital

Calgary-based Anna Štube, an 11-year old prodigy from Latvia, will perform in Kalamazoo Wednesday night in a concert sponsored by the Kalamazoo Latvian Association. She and her mother, Daiga Štube, who will accompany Anna on the piano, joined Cara Lieurance to preview the concert. They were also joined by Michael Hansen, a board member of the Kalamazoo Latvian Association.

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Perrigo says the government owes it $164 million; the Michigan Court of Appeals declines to un-freeze funds the state intended for private schools' expenses; and Republican lawmakers disagree that the state's civil rights law prohibits discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Board members also reacted to last weekend's events in Charlottesville.

Kalamazoo County is considering waiving the fee for birth certificates and other records for applicants who are homeless. The proposal for the one-year pilot program comes from County Clerk-Register Tim Snow. He says nonprofits in Kalamazoo would help people experiencing homelessness to figure out what documents they need.

The Crag and Canyon

Calgary-based Anna Štube, an 11-year old prodigy from Latvia, will perform in Kalamazoo Wednesday night in a concert sponsored by the Kalamazoo Latvian Association. She and her mother, Daiga Štube, who will accompany Anna on the piano, joined Cara Lieurance to preview the concert. They were also joined by Michael Hansen, a board member of the Kalamazoo Latvian Association.


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Earlier this year we asked you what you wanted to know about Islam. That’s led to a story about the theology of Islam and another about what it means for food to be halal. Now, we answer a question from Arthur Riley of Kalamazoo.

“I hear a lot about imams on the radio and throughout the world,” Riley says.

“Some of them seem to be in political situations and take political positions and I wondered what criteria establish one to be an imam and what sort of training one goes through to become an imam.”

File photo of the South Haven lighthouse
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(Great Lakes Today) A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls 2016 the warmest year on record around the globe. The surface temperature of the Great Lakes was also above average. 

The Detroit area attorney who argued for legalizing same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court will run for Michigan Attorney General. An organization representing American Hindus criticizes Kellogg for not listing beef products in its ingredients. The Bombers advance in the Northwoods League playoffs. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A grassroots group that wants to get an anti-gerrymandering proposal on the 2018 ballot is looking to make progress this week. Voters Not Politicians is the non-partisan group in charge of the effort. It wants to change how the state draws its district lines. 

Jack Perlstein Presents

Aug 14, 2017

Monday, Wednesday and Friday I'll be featuring music by Swedish Composer Lars-Erik Larsson, whose importance in Swedish society was measured, among other things including broadcasting and theatre, in his many musical compositions. He wrote symphonies for full orchestra, songs, several concertinos for different instruments, works for piano, concerti, chamber works, ballet and opera.

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On WestSouthwest, the Kalamazoo Public Safety Department says the Group Violence Initiative is helping to reduce gun crime in the city. And the Citizens Research Council of Michigan spells out the tough decisions that are looming to balance the state budget.


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Citizens Research Council of Michigan President Eric Lupher says a 20% reduction in a budget of $10-billion can sound kind of abstract. But he says it helps to think about what that money is spent on in Michigan.


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