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Child Poverty
7:39 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Kids Count report shows child well being slips

Foreclosed house - file photo
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The latest report on child well-being in Michigan finds more children living in poverty. The Kids Count report released Wednesday finds child poverty went up 28% in Michigan from 2005 to 2011. 

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National Security
7:31 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses counter-terrorism and the changing battle against Al Qaida

BP natural gas plant in Algeria where hostages were taken in January
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NPR correspondent Dina Temple-Raston covers counter-terrorism, including legal issues, national security and the changing nature of groups like Al Qaida. Temple-Raston will speak at Western Michigan University’s Fetzer Center at 11:00 Monday morning

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SW Michigan
3:26 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker tells Kalamazoo to "get involved"

Newark, NJ, Mayor Cory Booker (file photo)
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The mayor of Newark, New Jersey, has a message for people in Kalamazoo: get involved in the community. Cory Booker was one of the speakers at the annual “Catalyst University” event sponsored by Southwest Michigan First. MLive Kalamazoo, which sponsored Booker’s address, says he urged people not to sit back and assume that others will step up to address the community’s problems. Booker has said that he’s considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2014.

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Cara Lieurance
12:23 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Western Brass Quintet presents new music, new tubist

The Western Brass Quintet
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An interview with Lin Foulk, Jacob Cameron, and Pierre Jalbert

The Western Brass Quintet premieres two new works Wednesday night, including Brass Quintet by composer Pierre Jalbert. 

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Michigan Elections
8:37 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Gongwer Publisher on proposed changes to awarding electoral votes

Credit Kevin Lavery, WKAR

Some Michigan Republican leaders are signaling they may be reluctant to change how Michigan awards its Electoral votes in each Presidential election. 

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