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WMU smoke free
4:40 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

WMU campus to be smoke free September 1st

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Western Michigan University trustees have approved a new policy that makes Western’s campus tobacco free beginning in September of next year. 

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WMUK News
2:36 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Drone aircraft from Michigan head skyward

A prototype of the SkySpecs drone
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Read more about this story at Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave.

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Landline phones
8:50 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Senate bill could make it easier to end landline phone service

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Interview with Mike Nofs

    

State Senator Mike Nofs of Battle Creek is chairman of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee he is the sponsor of the bill. 

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Literacy
1:01 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

WestSouthwest: Reading Ambassador Walter Dean Myers

Button used to promote Myers's visit to the Kalamazoo Public Library
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WestSouthwest with Walter Dean Myers

Award-winning children's author Walter Dean Myers, 76, has met famous people in his lifetime, like Langston Hughes and James Baldwin. These days, the New York Times-best-selling writer is on a mission to meet children from low-income backgrounds. He's encouraging them to read as he travels across the country as the 2012 Ambassador for Young People's Literature. It's a role that brought Myers to Kalamazoo this summer. 

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Legacy costs
11:51 am
Tue December 3, 2013

WestSouthwest: Bridge Magazine looks at "Michigan's Broken Legacy"

Portage is one of the few cities in the state with no unfunded retiree pension or health care liabilities - file photo
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WestSouthwest with Bridge Magazine Contributor Ted Roelofs

Unfunded debt to pay for pensions and retiree health care costs is one of the major contributors to Detroit's bankruptcy filing. Other cities in Michigan could face similar problems. 

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