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Sequestration in Michigan
8:55 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Michigan Citizen Action Director calls for "balanced approach" to deficit reduction

File photo of W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek. The tower could be closed because of federal sequestration.
Credit The Associated Press

The sequester has been place since Friday. The across the board spending cuts went into effect when no agreement could be reached on a deal to reduce the federal budget deficit. Michigan Citizen Action Executive Director Linda Teeter spoke with WMUK's Gordon Evans on the cuts Monday morning.

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Sports
12:55 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

WMU Paintball team wins national tournaments

Staying active, meeting new people and being outdoors are some of the reasons people try paintball. Here’s why members of the Western Michigan University paintball team say they play paintball.  

“The adrenaline rush. Nothing else is like it," says Tim Drahokoupil. " I snowboard, I’ve rock climbed. Nothing else is like the adrenaline rush of paintball.” 

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Federal budget sequester
9:29 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Congressman Fred Upton discusses sequester and federal deficit reduction

File photo of Air National Guard Base in Battle Creek. The White House says military facilities will be hurt by sequester
Credit The Associated Press

Across the board budget cuts known as "sequestration" are taking effect on Friday. West Michigan Congressman says no one wanted the sequestration to take effect. But he says lawmakers have to work on long-term deficit reduction. 

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Fine Art
6:25 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Allegan artist's masks show serenity and humor

Jen Lawson-Steeves works on one of her moon-like masks at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts studio.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Allegan ceramic artist Jen Lawson-Steeves is obsessed with noses. Lawson-Steeves’ masks will be on display at Fancy Pants Theater during the Kalamazoo Art Hop on Friday.

“Honestly I love looking at people’s faces, and noses are my inspiration. It’s so funny to say that, but I love noses. And that’s how I start every single mask is with a nose. And that really is what actually draws out what the mask becomes.”  

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