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WMUK News
3:50 am
Sat July 20, 2013

Storms knock out power to thousands

Tree knocks out power in Milwood earlier in July (file photo)
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Update July 21st 7:45a.m. Consumers Energy's outage map shows there are still 2,000 customers in Kalamazoo County without power. The utility says power should be restored by Monday morning. Consumers Energy's website shows 75 outages in Allegan County and 13 in Van Buren County Sunday morning. 

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Theatre
12:09 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Could this be the end of Shakespeare in the Park?

The cast of The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare in the Park in Portage
Credit Fred Western, Universal Photographic Services,Inc.

If you haven’t been to Shakespeare in the Park in Portage before, this weekend may be your last chance. The Comedy of Errors will be performed at the Celery Flats Amphitheatre in Portage, Thursday through Sunday. The City of Portage is cutting funding for its entire summer entertainment series, which includes concerts, movie nights, and the all-volunteer Shakespeare troupe.

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Dance
12:01 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Fast feet, curly wigs, and straight arms: Learn more about Irish dance

The Sheila Tully School of Irish Dance at a St. Patrick's Day Parade in Chicago, 2007.
Credit AP Images

The Quinn School of Irish Dance will perform this weekend at the Blackrock Medieval Festival at Olde World Village in Augusta. Erin Quinn opened the studio 12 years ago where Irish step dancing classes are held year-round. She says not many people realize the school is here or that it’s one of only four schools in Michigan that is certified to compete internationally by a dance commission in Ireland.

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WMU Board of Trustees
3:15 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

WMU moves ahead with Cooley Law School affiliation

Protesters outside of Thursday's Board of Trustees meeting call for Western Michigan University to reconsider plans for its east campus
Credit WMUK

  The Thomas M. Cooley Law School will soon have a new name. 

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WMUK News
12:46 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Kalamazoo County holds first Health Equity Summit

Dr. Adewale Troutman, President of the American Public Health Association, speaking in Tampa, Florida, in 2012.
Credit Brian Blanco / AP Photo

The creator of the nation's first Center for Health Equity in a local health department believes that good health care is a "basic human right" that communities everywhere need to make sure their citizens have. That’s the message Dr. Adewale Troutman, President of the American Association of Public Health in Washington, D.C., says he will deliver on Friday, July 19th, at Kalamazoo County’s first Health Equity Summit in Kalamazoo.

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