WMUK News

Michigan Democratic Party
10:31 am
Fri February 22, 2013

State Democrats pick chairman at convention this weekend

Mark Brewer - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer faces the strongest challenge in his 18 year stint. The state party will pick its chairman during a convention this weekend in Detroit. Democratic activist Lon Johnson is challenging Brewer to lead the Michigan Democratic Party. 

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Kenyan Elections
9:15 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Paw Paw couple discusses election work in Kenya

Voter Education Session
Credit Peacemaking in Africa Blog

When Kenya holds elections early next month, a Paw Paw couple will be among those serving as election observers. Joe and Kathy Ossman are volunteering with the African Great Lakes Initiative. They have also been keeping a blog about their time in Kenya.

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Medical Marijuana
8:38 am
Thu February 21, 2013

State lawmaker discusses bill to allow medical marijuana dispensaries

File photo of marijuana plant
Credit The Associated Press

A West Michigan lawmaker has proposed legislation that allow local units of government to approve medical marijuana dispensaries in their city or township. Mike Callton discussed his bill Thursday on WMUK. 

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WMUK News
1:39 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

WMU speaker considers "health equity"

Professor Brian Gibbs
Credit Brian Gibbs / Johns Hopkins University

The federal government says black babies are up to three times more likely to die than white infants. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say more African-Americans suffer from high blood pressure than whites do. Those and other disparities in health and health care are the subject of the annual Burian Lecture on Wednesday, February 20th, at Western Michigan University.

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Saugatuck-Douglas Merger
10:49 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Opponent of Saugatuck-Douglas consolidation says savings can be found without a merger

File photo of path in the Saugatuck-Douglas area
Credit The Associated Press

Petition signatures will be turned in Tuesday that will likely place a proposed merger of Saugatuck and Douglas on the ballot this year. 

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