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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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Arts & More
11:24 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Chivalry Lives on Through Medieval Reenacters

Credit courtesy of The Society for Creative Anachronism

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Kalamazoo is a public event put on by the Society for Creative Anachronism—an international group that tries to recreate pre-17th century Europe as best they can.

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WMU Empowerment Center
6:44 am
Mon February 10, 2014

WMU Empowerment Center Works to Reduce Poverty and Inequality

Teresa Bingman says the Kalamazoo Promise can be one tool to help get people out of poverty
Credit WMUK

Interview with Teresa Bingman

    

Western Michigan University launched the Community Empowerment Center in 2013. 

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Arts & More
6:30 pm
Sat February 8, 2014

Neighborhood Politics Span Generations in 'Clybourne Park

In act one of Clybourne Park, neighbors try to figure out just why a black family would want to subject themselves to such a different environment. From left: Colin Woodside, Von Washington Jr. and Dwandra Lampkin.
Erin Williams

Is it true, as the saying suggests, that as much as things change they stay the same?

The neighbors of the fictional neighborhood Clybourne Park seem to think so, as they demonstrate in the play of the same name, which is currently in performance at Farmers Alley Theater.

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Arts & More
6:30 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Artist of the Month: Justin David Gustafson Debuts Latest Oil Painting Series At Art Hop

Gustafson at work on his series 'If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now.' The collection is inspired by the unique aspects of houses and residential buildings in the Midwest.
Erin Williams

For some, taking a walk is the perfect remedy to clear your head. But for artist Justin David Gustafson, it's the perfect time to fill his mind with inspiration.

"I just like to get out and move my feet. I take my camera with me and I snap photos of whatever reaches me on any level," says Gustafson. "I have a file cabinet full of the old-timey little 3x5 photographs. I'll either remember something or come up with an idea for a series or just sometimes rifle through my old photos and see what strikes me."

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