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Hobbies & Farming
6:48 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Beekeepers Mourn But Remain Fascinated With Nature's Pollinators

Patricia Grupp inspecting her bee hive after the long, cold winter
Credit Nancy Camden

The honey bee in the United States is suffering stress from pesticides, mites and what is termed Colony Collapse Disorder. Adding to that stress was this year’s long, cold winter which was fatal to many local bee colonies.

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Astronomy/Space
6:47 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Desert Telescope To Let Kalamazoo Astronomers Stargaze Year Round

Kalamazoo Astronomical Society President Richard Bell shows some of the photos taken from the Arizona Sky Village during a presentation in April.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

UPDATE: Thanks to an Irving S. Gilmore Foundation grant, the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society has now funded 88 percent of the project.

The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society is raising money for a robotic telescope that will broadcast images of the night sky from one of the best star gazing sites in the country. 

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Station News
7:40 am
Sun May 11, 2014

Cub Scouts visit WMUK

Saturday afternoon, Paw Paw Cub Scouts Troop 169 visited the WMUK studios on the Western Michigan University campus.  They learned about broadcasting on the way to finishing their Tiger Badges.  

WMUK News
3:35 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Rally Against Nigeria Kidnappings Planned for Sunday

A demonstration May 5th in Lagos, Nigeria, protesting the kidnapping of girls by Boko Haram.
Credit Sunday Alamba / AP Photo

Mothers, daughters, and members of the community are invited to a rally in Kalamazoo this Sunday to protest the recent kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

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SW Michigan
5:41 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

State House Passes Road Bills

The state house has passed a set of bills that would provide the government with money for fixing roads and bridges. That’s according to Gongwer News Service, which reports the proposed legislation would deliver about $450 million to the state’s infrastructure projects each year.

Most of that amount would be raised by pulling money from fuel sales and use taxes out of the general fund.

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