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WMUK News
7:22 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Kalamazoo agency helps Haiti's children

ICC clinic in Haiti
Credit International Child Care

The Caribbean nation of Haiti was once a port-of-call for cruise ships. These days it’s better known for poverty and disasters, both man-made and natural. But the country’s problems have roots that reach far back in its history.

In the mid-1960s a farm couple from Indiana visited Haiti during a holiday cruise and returned with a determination to help kids there. The faith-based Christian organization they founded, International Child Care, is now based in Kalamazoo.

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Legislative districts
6:40 am
Tue August 6, 2013

McCann: Still plenty of time for redistricting proposal

Sean McCann
Credit WMUK

State Representative Sean McCann on redistricting

    

State Representative Sean McCann says the fairness of having an independent commission draw legislative districts should have bipartisan appeal. 

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Kalamazoo River oil spill
8:52 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Battle Creek Enquirer reports on Enbridge's buying homes near 2010 oil spill

Kalamazoo River - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Jennifer Bowman

    

After an oil spill on the Kalamazoo River in 2010, Enbridge Energy offered to buy homes in the area within 200 feet of the river. 

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WMUK News
10:58 am
Sun August 4, 2013

Reading ‘ambassador’ brings national tour to Kalamazoo

Walter Dean Myers mingles at a Read Across America Day event
Credit Foundation for Newark's Future

The Kalamazoo area’s renewed push for literacy will get a boost from a national champion. For two days, New York Times best-selling young-adult author Walter Dean Myers will speak and sign books at the Kalamazoo Public Library. It is part of his cross-country tour as the 2012 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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WMUK News
2:52 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Kalamazoo library to become a "Family Place"

KPL's current Children's Room
Credit Farrell Howe / Kalamazoo Public Library

The Kalamazoo Public Library’s main branch downtown is poised to become a “Family Place Library”. A renovation project that starts later this month will turn the library’s Children’s Room into a place where young children and their parents can learn together.

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