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9:25 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Small town newspaper is historic, but still relevant

Editor of the Paw Paw Courier Leader Robin Griffin
Credit Nancy Camden

In small communities, people depend on the weekly newspaper for local news. The Paw Paw Courier-Leader carries on a long tradition that dates back to 1843. These days, obituaries are posted on their website as soon as they get them, but otherwise the pace is slow.

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SW Michigan
7:03 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Snyder may back non-disclosure on issue ads

File photo of Governor Snyder being interviewed at WMUK - July, 2013
Credit WMUK

In an interview with the Gongwer News Service Governor Rick Snyder says he's reconsidering how free speech relates to the disclosing the names of donors who pay for "issue ads."

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Local History
9:00 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Bissell Sweepers company claims first female CEO in America

A 1909 ad for Bissell Sweepers

Years ago, the only way to clean carpets was to sweep them off with a broom and to hang them on a line and use a wire carpet beater, to beat the dust out. The next development was a carpet sweeper.

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Local Music
8:52 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

New Eastside children's choir brings music to an underserved neighborhood

The Eastside choir performing at St. Mary's Catholic Church during the Kalamazoo Children's Chorus Christmas concert.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus will be performing at Chenery Auditorium Saturday at 3 p.m. Some of the money from the concert will go to support the Eastside choir.

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Abortion insurance
8:51 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Michigan Legislature approves bill requiring separate insurance for abortion

File photo
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Interview with Gongwer News Service Publisher John Lindstrom

    

A voter-initiated law that requires women to purchase a separate rider to have insurance coverage for abortion has been approved by both the Michigan House and Senate.

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