10:53 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Does the Internet promote democracy?

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Imagine if, only a few minutes after visiting your favorite political Web page, the police knocked on your door and they took you to jail. People in some countries don’t have to imagine it because they see it happen. So say two journalists who will speak Tuesday, March 26th, at Western Michigan University about the Internet and the fight for democracy. The event starts at 6 p.m. in Room 1920 in Sangren Hall.

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Michigan autism plan
7:18 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Report calls for better screening, establishing best practices for treating autism

File photo of Lt. Governor Brian Calley discussing insurance reform for autism in 2012. Calley's daughter has autistim
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A new report recommends creating a state Autism Council made up of professionals, parents and others. The Michigan Autism Spectrum Disorders State Plan also recommends broad access to comprehensive diagnosis to allow for early screening and establishing best practices for educators and service providers. Mary Connors of Kalamazoo is one of the committee members who helped create the report.

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Water main break
6:20 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Loy Norrix High School closed due to water main break

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Kalamazoo Public Schools reports that Loy Norrix High School is closed Monday because of a water main break. 

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WMU Student Media
10:19 am
Fri March 22, 2013

WMU students to vote on fee for student media

WIDR student volunteers
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Interview with Monica Rodriguez and Erin Gignac

The leaders of Western Michigan University's student-run media organizations are hoping that students will support a fee to pay for operations. The proposed $5 per-semester student assessment fee is on the ballot for student elections being held March 25th through the 29th. If students approve the fee, it will then be considered by Western's Board of Trustees. 

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4:22 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Tina Fey carries 'Admission'

Tina Fey’s work on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock demonstrated she’s a world-class wit. But, like so many comics before her, Fey apparently wants to be known as more than simply a purveyor of punch lines or a jovial jokester. 

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