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SW Michigan
4:45 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

House speaker nixes abortion ultrasound bill in Michigan

Ultrasound exam in Ashland, OH (file photo)
Credit The Associated Press

State House speaker Jase Bolger says his chamber will not approve any bill that would require women seeking an abortion to get trans-vaginal ultrasounds. The Marshall Republican’s announcement this afternoon followed national media attention to a bill introduced by another lawmaker that would require the exams. Similar proposals in other states have been very controversial.

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Local Music
3:49 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Andrew Koehler conducts The Planets

Credit Andrew Koehler

An interview with Andrew Koehler

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra will play The Planets when it takes the stage in Chenery Auditorium Sunday. 

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Film
10:55 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Anna Karenina: 'Theatrical,' but in a different sort of way

James Sanford's review of 'Anna Karenina'

The Kalamazoo Film Society will screen the film Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightly and Jude Law this weekend at The Little Theater on WMU's campus.

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Michigan health care
8:40 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Gongwer Publisher on plan to expand Medicaid coverage

Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Governor Snyder says he supports expanding Medicaid coverage to 470,000 Michigan residents. The first three years of that expansion will be funded by the federal government under the Affordable Care Act. 

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Local Music
3:38 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Zodiac Trio offers kaleidescope of music

The Zodiac Trio
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An interview with the Zodiac Trio

The Zodiac Trio gives a concert of modern works in many styles for clarinet, violin and piano Wednesday night at Western Michigan University.

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