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12:27 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Fighting human trafficking in Kalamazoo

A car drives through a neighborhood near Chicago during a human trafficking and prostitution sting operation.
Credit Scott Eisen / AP Photo

The state is setting in motion its plan to combat human trafficking, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette told an audience in Kalamazoo yesterday evening.

Earlier Thursday state lawmakers announced that they would seek changes in the way state law treats victims of sex trafficking so they’re not prosecuted for prostitution. Advocates also say they’re working hard to raise public awareness of an issue they say hides in plain sight.

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Film
8:35 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Horror film special effects artist praised in documentary

Credit courtesy of Ryan Meade

The makeup and special effects artists that create our nightmares are often Hollywood’s unsung heroes. But one local artist is getting some time in the spotlight for special effects in the 1980s horror franchise The Evil Dead.

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Arts & More
4:00 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

21st annual Ice Breaker Festival brings a cool chill to South Haven

There will be 53 blocks of ice waiting to be carved at this year's Ice Breaker Festival.
Courtesy of the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce

As the saying goes, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Since we can't all melt the snow outside our windows, we might as well celebrate the season.

The weather outside sets the perfect tone for the 21st annual Ice Breaker Festival, taking place in South Haven Friday Jan. 31 through Sunday Feb. 2.

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Campaign finance
12:40 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Totten reports "record-setting" fundraising for Attorney General

Mark Totten
Credit Campaign website

Kalamazoo School Board member Mark Totten says his campaign for Attorney General raised over $170,000 in 2013. 

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Local Music
5:35 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Jazz artists Frank Carlberg & Christine Correa prep WMU students for song project

Christine Correa and Frank Carlberg

Jazz pianist and composer Frank Carlberg, noted for his settings of modern poetry to music, his wife, singer Christine Correa, and Western Michigan University jazz professor Andrew Rathbun joined Cara Lieurance recently for a discussion of Mr. Carlberg's music, which was featured in a WMU concert in January.

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