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Singer/Songwriter Kaitlin Rose Talks Motherhood, Goes Solo In New EP

What’s that saying - “You can’t rush art.” A few months ago, Kalamazoo singer-songwriter Kaitlin Rose was getting antsy. It had been two years since she released an album and the pressure was on. But instead of putting out an incomplete album, Rose decided to make a short, four-song EP. She'll have a release show for the work Sunday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m. at Rootead dance studio in Kalamazoo.

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WSW: Vaccination And Waiver Debate Continues In Michigan

Opera's Stars Preview Don Giovanni Performance By Kalamazoo Symphony

Baritone Mark Walters (Don Giovanni) and soprano Nicole Heaston (Donna Elvira) bring a wealth of experience to the Kalamazoo Symphony's production of Don Giovanni, which began rehearsals May 18 for the May 26 performance. In an energetic conversation with Cara Lieurance, they talk about the dark and light aspects of Mozart's famous work, and how their characters interact within the drama.

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State Senator Margaret O'Brien - file photo

(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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(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.  Meanwhile a member of the city council has announced she's running for mayor. 

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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(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. 


(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.