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11:16 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Portage Council Considers Next Steps in City Manager Search

Maurice Evans, left, listens to a citizen comment at the Portage City Council's Feb. 11, 2014 meeting.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Portage City Council members say they hope to decide soon how they’ll select the city’s next manager. Maurice Evans announced his retirement on Monday after eight years at the post.

At the city council’s meeting yesterday, Mayor Pete Strazdas suggested councilors weigh different approaches with the hope of approving one at their next meeting. He says the first step is for members to decide what “qualities” they’re looking for in Evans’ successor. Considerations include whether to hire a search firm to find candidates and a consultant to assist with decision-making.

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An Archaeology of Yearning
8:12 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

WSW: An Archaeology of Yearning

An Archaeology of Learning
Credit Courtesy of Bruce Mills

WestSouthwest with Bruce Mills

Kalamazoo College English Professor Bruce Mills wanted to write a book that told the story of him and his family. 

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WMU Community Empowerment Center
8:05 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

WSW: WMU's Community Empowerment Center

Project Connect in Kalamazoo connects families to free services - file photo
Credit WMUK

WestSouthwest with Teresa Bingman

Western Michigan University launched the Community Empowerment Center last year to address the issue of poverty. 

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Local Music
11:44 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Early Music Concert Features Body Parts of Christ

Credit courtesy of Early Music Michigan

Early Music Michigan will perform their concert Cantatas de Buxtehude at St. Augustine Cathedral Saturday night at 8 p.m. “Early music” refers to compositions from the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods. 

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WMUK News
11:35 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission Hears Utilitiy, HUD Proposals

The Kalamazoo City Commission hears a proposal on utility rates at their Feb. 10, 2014 meeting.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo residents could see changes in the cost of water and sewer service this year. That’s if the city accepts a proposal a consulting group says would make its utility costs more sustainable over time.

The city commission heard the details of the plan, prepared by the Foster Group, Thursday evening. It would raise the city’s sewer utility revenue about two percent and water revenue by three percent.

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