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Theatre
12:20 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Concert marks 85th year for Kalamazoo Civic

Hal Hobson (right) leading rehearsal for Sunday's Concert in the Park
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Report by WMUK's Gordon Evans

    

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre is about to begin its 85th season. The milestone will be marked this weekend during the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s Concerts in the Park series. The concert is Sunday afternoon at 4:00 in Bronson Park.

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Rep. Sean McCann
7:35 am
Wed August 7, 2013

WestSouthwest: State Representative Sean McCann

Representative Sean McCann (right) interviewed by WMUK's Gordon Evans (left) and MLive Kalamazoo reporter Alex Mitchell
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Interview with Sean McCann

On this week's WestSouthwest State Representative Sean McCann is interviewed by WMUK's Gordon Evans and MLive Kalamazoo reporter Alex Mitchell

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WMUK News
7:22 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Kalamazoo agency helps Haiti's children

ICC clinic in Haiti
Credit International Child Care

The Caribbean nation of Haiti was once a port-of-call for cruise ships. These days it’s better known for poverty and disasters, both man-made and natural. But the country’s problems have roots that reach far back in its history.

In the mid-1960s a farm couple from Indiana visited Haiti during a holiday cruise and returned with a determination to help kids there. The faith-based Christian organization they founded, International Child Care, is now based in Kalamazoo.

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SW Michigan
2:22 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Michigan's migrant population growing

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Michigan’s population of migrant farm workers is growing. State officials say the number of seasonal farm workers has risen by more than seven percent since 2006.

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights says that means the state ranks fifth in the nation in the number of registered migrant workers. It says migrants and their families add about 94,000 people to Michigan’s population. Van Buren and Ottawa counties each have more than 12,000 during the peak harvest season.

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Legislative districts
6:40 am
Tue August 6, 2013

McCann: Still plenty of time for redistricting proposal

Sean McCann
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State Representative Sean McCann on redistricting

    

State Representative Sean McCann says the fairness of having an independent commission draw legislative districts should have bipartisan appeal. 

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