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2:09 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

ISAAC "Porch Patrol" surveys Kalamazoo

An ISAAC "Porch Patrol" team speaks to a Kalamazoo resident in 2011
Credit ISAAC Kalamazoo

ISAAC, the Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community, is sending people to several neighborhoods in Kalamazoo and Portage to find out what issues are on the minds of residents. This is the organization’s second “Porch Patrol”. The first was in 2011.

ISAAC Director Brendan Flanagan says the “Porch Patrol” helps set the organization’s agenda. Two years ago the group heard that gang and gun violence as well as drug-related crime topped the list of concerns in the less well-to-do areas of Kalamazoo.

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Jobless rates
7:33 am
Fri July 26, 2013

June unemployment rate in Kalamazoo area down slightly from a year ago

Credit WMUK

Jobless rate in Calhoun County unchanged from June of last year. 

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World Record Attempts
7:06 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

World's Longest Salad Bar to be made in Hudsonville

Abel Reyes cuts a head of lettuce to harvest it for Lubber Bros Farms.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The City of Hudsonville, just south west of Grand Rapids, is trying to break the world record for the longest continuous salad bar.

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Theatre & Religion
7:05 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Mime to minister at Gospel in the Park

Mime and Kalamazoo Valley Community College student Cer Bolten
Credit Vickie Wooden

Every year, Kalamazoo hosts Gospel in the Park as part of the Black Arts Festival. On Sunday, Bronson Park will be filled with gospel choirs, dancers, guest ministers, and a mime. That’s right—a mime. Progressive churches are using something called Mime Ministry, where silent gesturers act out the words in a gospel song.

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Governor Rick Snyder
3:38 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Snyder says Detroit should be "model" for municipal bankruptcy

Governor Rick Snyder interviewed Thursday at WMUK
Credit Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Interview with Rick Snyder

    

Governor Rick Snyder spoke with WMUK, MLive Kalamazoo and the Battle Creek Enquirer during a visit to Kalamazoo on Thursday. 

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