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2:14 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

WMU football looks to start new traditions

Waldo Stadium - file photo
Credit WMUK

Story by WMUK's Josh Hirsch

    

"Row the Boat" and an in-house Dee Jay were among the new features at Western Michigan University's home football games this season. 

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WMUK News
4:31 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

WMU commemorates MLK's 1963 visit

The front page of the Western Herald after King's speech
Credit WMU University Relations

All eyes were on the nation’s capital this summer for events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Now Kalamazoo will have its own celebration marking the snowy night 50 years ago that King spoke at Western Michigan University, just four months after that historic address in Washington, D.C.

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WMUK News
2:03 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

What really happens after the toilet flushes?

The control room at Kalamazoo's Wastewater Reclamation Plant
Credit Nancy Camden / WMUK

When the City of Kalamazoo built its first wastewater treatment plant to handle the raw sewage that had previously been dumped directly into the Kalamazoo River, it used the simple process of allowing solid material settle to the bottom of collection tanks. But with residents and businesses using more chemicals these days, the process needed to clean up sewage water is much more complex. It is admittedly not something most people think about, or want to. But it is necessary to prevent pollution. 

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Campaign finance
9:23 am
Fri November 15, 2013

State Senate moves to limit Secretary of State's proposed disclosure rules

State Capitol - file photo
Credit WKAR, Kevin Lavery

Interview with Rich Robinson

    

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson proposed changing disclosure requirements for so-called "issue ads," but the state Senate moved quickly on Thursday to nullify any changes. 

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WMUK News
1:01 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Project connects the poor to vital services

Billboard advertising a previous Project Connect event
Credit Kalamazoo County Poverty Reduction Initiative

Many agencies offer help to people in the Kalamazoo area who are homeless or need help getting health care or food for their families. But if you’re poor, getting to those agencies can be a serious problem. To overcome that barrier, many agencies will gather in one place on Wednesday, November 13th, to make access much easier.

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