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Chris Killian

  

    

This week's WestSouthwest examines homelessness, mental illness and how those issues affect veterans. 

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that more than 57,000 veterans are homeless on any given night in the United States. 

Chris Killian

The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that more than 100,00 veterans have sought treatment for mental illness since the war in Afghanistan started in 2001. 

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In Portland, Maine a veteran spends his nights trying to find the city's homeless, so he can help. Kalamazoo reporter and WMUK Correspondent Chris Killian followed along. 

Today, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra announced a 4-year contract renewal with Music Director Raymond Harvey.  This contract extends Harvey's tenure to May, 2018.  

  "I've enjoyed 15 seasons as Music Director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and I'm thrilled to accept a four-year renewal of my contract.  I'm proud of this orchestra and its artistic growth over these years," says Harvey. 

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