WMUK News

Kalamazoo Promise
10:24 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Communities in Schools President calls Kalamazoo Promise "game changing"

Dan Cardinali

The President of the national group Communities in Schools says the Kalamazoo Promise is potentially “a game changer.” 

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President visits Michigan
8:42 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Plainwell Economic Development official discusses meeting with President Obama

When President Obama visited the Detroit area on Monday (NPR story here), a small group of people from around the state met with him briefly. Among them was the city of Plainwell’s Downtown and Economic Manager Emilie Schada.

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WMU East Campus
8:33 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Western Michigan University to renovate East Hall, other east campus buildings will be demolished

East Hall

Western Michigan University officials say they plan to focus their preservation efforts on East Campus on renovating East Hall. 

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Right to Work and Economy
10:38 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Upjohn Institute economist on right to work laws

Tim Bartik
Credit Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Interview with Tim Bartik

So-called “right to work” legislation is now on the fast track in the Michigan legislature. Governor Snyder says the state needs what is being called the “Workplace Fairness and Equality Act” to boost Michigan’s economic recovery. But Upjohn Employment Institute Senior Economist Tim Bartik says the research on “right to work” laws is inconclusive. He recently spoke with WMUK’s Gordon Evans.

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Right to Work
10:24 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Gongwer editor on Right to Work bills

Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Legislation moved in both the Michigan House and Senate Thursday to make Michigan a “right to work” state after Governor Snyder stated his support for the bills. Gongwer News Service Editor John Lindstrom told WMUK’s Gordon Evans that Snyder, who is a lawyer, laid out a legal case for supporting “right to work” legislation after saying such a law wasn’t on his agenda.Lindstrom says Snyder cited Indiana becoming a “right to work” state, and the competition between the states for jobs.

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