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On this edition of WestSouthwest, vaccination rates and campaign finance. 


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Kalamazoo Gazette  reporters and editors took a look at vaccination in Michigan and found some areas where the lack of immunization is causing a public health risk. 

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Michigan Campaign Finance Network Director Rich Robinson says independent groups dominated the spending in statewide campaigns this year. 

The Western Brass Quintet welcomed a new member this fall. Robert White, a former student of Western's trumpet professor Scott Thornburg, went on to earn a doctorate from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He returned to campus as a faculty member in September.

Students from the Greater Kalamazoo Skating Association rehearsing at Wings Stadium
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 Saturday the Greater Kalamazoo Skating Association will put on their 15th Annual Holiday Ice Revue. On the surface, the event is what it sounds like: figure skating students of all ages doing routines to familiar Christmas songs.