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1:42 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Kalamazoo gets good economic start in 2013

Credit WMUK

A new report says the economy in the Kalamazoo area got off to a good start in 2013. The Upjohn Employment Research Institute says 1,300 jobs were added in Kalamazoo County during the first three months of the year. That’s an increase of one percent.

The Institute’s latest issue of its Business Outlook for West Michigan says most of the increase was in service jobs, not manufacturing.

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WMUK News
11:31 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Kalamazoo Pride 2013 to be serious and entertaining

Music at Kalamazoo Pride (file photo)
Credit Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center

The sixth annual Kalamazoo Pride festival kicks off Friday in downtown Kalamazoo at the Arcadia Creek Festival Site. The Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center organizes the event that Executive Director Zach Bauer says is designed to be both serious and entertaining.

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Power out
7:16 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Power outages throughout Southwest Michigan

Credit WMUK

Strong storms have left thousands of people without power in Southwest Michigan Thursday morning.

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SW Michigan
3:29 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

KVCC part-time faculty drop labor complaint

KVCC Texas Township campus
Credit WMUK

The union representing part-time instructors at Kalamazoo Valley Community College says it is dropping an unfair labor practice complaint against the school. The KVCC Federation of Teachers says it's signed an agreement with the college to prevent job losses.

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WMUK News
1:41 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

WMU Midwest Games a touch of home for Malaysian students

Midwest Games opening ceremony at WMU's Kanley Track
Credit Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Western Michigan University hosted the Malaysian Midwest Games over the Memorial Day weekend. The event featured a broad range of Olympic-style athletic competitions for students from Malaysia studying at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

If you stood in the right spot inside Western’s Student Recreation Center during the games you would have seen Malaysian students competing in table tennis, basketball and netball, all at the same time. They were just three of the sports featured in what participants call simply the “Midwest Games”.

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