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Medicaid expansion
8:19 am
Mon June 17, 2013

State Senate could vote this week on Medicaid expansion

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Kevin Lavery, WKAR

The Michigan Senate could vote this week on a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage in the state. 

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Local History
10:56 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Barber chairs and falcons: Hidden Kalamazoo tours the bank building

A peregrine falcon nesting on the ledge of the American National Bank Building
Aaron Fishell

Update: The 2014 tour will take place June 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

In downtown Kalamazoo, you can walk into one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city—the American National Bank Building. Anyone can view the first few floors, but to get all the way up to the top you’ll have to go on the Hidden Kalamazoo tour this weekend. 

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Power out
6:27 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Thousands in Southwest Michigan still without power

Credit WMUK

Power outages continue from storms that moved through the area on Wednesday night. 

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Fine Art
5:56 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Dutch artist finds inspiration in Michigan's great outdoors

Doet Boersma's print of an Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake
Credit Lorraine Caron

The Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings has a mission to “promote environmental education, research, preservation and appreciation.” It sits in Barry County on 661 acres of wetlands, prairies and woodlands.

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SW Michigan
1:42 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Kalamazoo gets good economic start in 2013

Credit WMUK

A new report says the economy in the Kalamazoo area got off to a good start in 2013. The Upjohn Employment Research Institute says 1,300 jobs were added in Kalamazoo County during the first three months of the year. That’s an increase of one percent.

The Institute’s latest issue of its Business Outlook for West Michigan says most of the increase was in service jobs, not manufacturing.

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