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SW Michigan
1:37 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Right to Life turns in anti-abortion petitions

Michigan State Capitol building
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

A Michigan anti-abortion group says it has turned in more than 315,000 petition signatures. The Gongwer News Service says the initiative my Right to Life is aimed at preventing employers from offering abortion coverage in their health plans. Employees would be forced to by a rider to their policy at extra cost.

Supporters of the measure need 258,088 valid signatures to put the measure before lawmakers.

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Local Music
1:29 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

2013 Stulberg Silver Medalist Ariel Horowitz returns

Ariel Horowitz
Credit arielhorowitzviolin.com

Ariel Horowitz, one of the top winners of the 2013 Stulberg International String Competition, will appear Sunday with the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Bruce Uchimura and Ms. Horowitz sat down with Cara Lieurance to preview the concert.

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Water protection
11:41 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek among communities receiving grants to protect water supply systems

Kalamazoo River - file photo
Credit WMUK

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has approved wellhead protection grants for 45 communities in the state. 

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State of University
6:40 am
Fri October 4, 2013

State of University, Academic Convocation at WMU Friday

John Dunn - file photo
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University will hold its annual academic convocation on Friday and President John Dunn will give the annual "State of the University" address. 

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Low income housing
8:49 am
Thu October 3, 2013

National housing advocate in Kalamazoo

Home in Atlantic City, New Jersey - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Sheila Crowley

    

The President of the National Low Income Housing Coalition hopes for a quick end to the shutdown of the federal government. 

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