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Kalamazoo College officials in an email Wednesday said a "highly inflammatory" online posting included a threat of "systematically executing faculty." Police don't believe the person who posted it on a student commission web document is connected with campus or will follow through, but security has been increased.

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The Michigan Celtic band Fonn Mór has a busy St. Patrick's month ahead, with shows in Michigan and Illinois. Before the band kicks off its touring season this Saturday at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, three of the six members join Cara Lieurance in WMUK's Takeda studio for several tunes and songs, and a chat about their love of the different traditions found under the Celtic music umbrella.

Fonn Mór guitarist Curt Tramel is the founder of the group. His approach to guitar playing includes creating specific accompaniments to individual tunes, and drawing from American as well as Celtic styles. Grace MacMaster's passion is for Cape Breton fiddle music. She plays tunes sets that slowly increase in tempo and intensity, one of the hallmarks of the style. Simone Keenan, a native of Northern Ireland, comes from a family of musicians. Always a songwriter, she pursued many different kinds of music before revisiting her Irish roots with Fonn Mór. 

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A state House committee could vote Wednesday on bills to shield faith-based adoption agencies from having to serve LGBT couples if the US Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage. The bills would allow agencies that take money from the state for placing children with families to turn away same-sex couples. 

There's a good chance Michigan's next state superintendent will be someone currently serving as the head of a local or intermediate school district in the state. Or it could be a deputy commissioner from Massachusetts, a state often lauded for its academic achievement.

KALAMAZOO, MI -- What will happen to the all-but-unused old Kalamazoo air terminal building? "We're looking at all our options still," said David Reid, director of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, "and demolishing the building is still an option."

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