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7:41 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Who will win the Collaborative Social Justice Awards?

Architectural drawing of the planned Arcus Center building
Credit Kalamazoo College

Two organizations will take home new awards from the Arcus Center at Kalamazoo College on Saturday, May 11th. It is the first time the center will hand out its Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice Leadership worth $25,000 as well as a $5,000 regional prize. Eighteen finalists are vying for the awards. The jurors for the competition include nationally known activist and academic Angela Davis.

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WMUK News
12:00 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Getting bikes and cars to co-exist

Criterium bicycle race at WMU's BTR Park
Credit WMU University Relations

When bikes and cars mix on the road it can be a tense situation for everyone. Helping two- and four-wheeled traffic co-exist is a major theme of the second annual Kalamazoo Bike Week. It starts Thursday, May 9th, with a “Community Forum on Cycling”. Bike Week Co-Chairman David Warwick says he hopes it attracts motorists as well as bicyclists. The forum starts at 6 p.m. in the Lawrence Education Center at Borgess Medical Center, 1521 Gull Road, in Kalamazoo.

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Election results
6:41 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Kalamazoo County Transit millage, Kalamazoo School millage pass

Credit WMUK

Interview with Linda Teeter

  

Voters in Kalamazoo County have approved the renewal of a county-wide transit millage. A $62-million bond proposal for Kalamazoo Public Schools has passed. 

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WMUK News
9:33 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Upton reacts to latest Palisades leak

Palisades Nuclear Power PLant
Credit US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

UPDATE: Upton says he will tour the Palisades plant on Monday, May 13th, along with Nuclear Regulatory Commission member Kristine Svinicki.

Congressman Fred Upton says he's "outraged" by a new leak at the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant near south Haven. The Saint Joseph Republican says he wants to get a first-hand look at the problem along with a member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission "in the near future".

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WMUK News
9:53 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Kalamazoo goes medieval for a week

Broadsword demonstration at the 2011 Congress
Credit WMU University Relations

This week Kalamazoo becomes a virtual time machine as hundreds of scholars arrive for the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies. The 48th gathering at Western Michigan University will include serious academic discussions along with some that are more accessible to the public. The latter category includes sessions on medieval themes in the Harry Potter books and recent movies like The Hobbit.

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