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SW Michigan
10:54 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Holder Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages

Credit WMUK

A federal appeals court won't consider the issue until this summer but U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder isn't waiting. The Gongwer News Service reports that Holder has announced that the federal government will extend benefits to about 300 same-sex couples who were married in Michigan last weekend. All of the Democrats in the state's congressional delegation had urged Holder to recognize the marriages now.

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Crafts
10:22 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Tobacco Pipe Art Brings Collector and Pipe Maker Together

Credit courtesy of Robert Bartholomew

Chicago resident Jason Niehoff is a freelance bass player for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. 

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Arts & More
7:48 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Fried Egg Nebula Delivers Jam-Rock Sound Sunny Side Up

From L-R: band members David Grummon, Jerry Hoffman, Chris Soderman, and Alan Gulick.
Credit Courtesy of the Artist

Craigslist is great for locating a lot of things - antiques, part-time jobs, your next apartment - and for some, your new bandmates

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SW Michigan
2:34 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Gov. Snyder: 300 Same-Sex Marriages Legal, But...

Credit WMUK

Governor Rick Snyder said Wednesday that about 300 same-sex couples who exchanged vows late last week are legally married in Michigan. But the Detroit Free Press reports that Snyder also says they won't immediately get the benefits usually associated with marriage.

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Education and Democracy
2:32 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Activist and Educator Bill Ayers speaks at WMU

Bill Ayers - file photo
Credit Supercomputer12/Wikicommons

Interview with Bill Ayers recorded March 19th

Update: Bill Ayers was interviewed on March 19th. WMUK planned to air a longer version of the interview in WestSouthwest. That was preempted for an update on the court over Michigan's same-sex marriage ban. This post has been updated to include the longer version of the interview with Ayers.  

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