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Theatre
5:45 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

War correspondents try to lead a normal life in Civic play

Sheena Foster as Sarah recovering from the accident.
Credit Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Sarah and James have been a couple for about ten years. She is a photojournalist and he’s a foreign correspondent. They cover war, at times putting themselves in great danger to get the story. When a serious accident in Iraq leaves Sarah critically injured they return home so she can recover and to see if they can live a more normal life.


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Local Music
5:31 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Slim Gypsy Baggage: Making music with all they've got

Credit Slim Gypsy Baggage

Have you ever heard the expression, “Too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth?” It means, when a bunch of people with differing opinions come together to work on a project, that project tends to fail. But in the case of the band Slim Gypsy Baggage, those different styles make for a pretty flavorful soup.

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WMUK News
3:53 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Zapata memorial highway bill approved

Banner at Zapata's 2011 memorial service
Credit WMUK

Interstate 94 in Kalamazoo County is just a step away from being renamed in honor of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty. State lawmakers have approved a bill to call the 25-mile stretch of freeway the "Officer Eric Zapata Memorial Highway".

Zapata was a Kalamazoo Public Safety officer who was killed while investigating reports of shots fired in the Edison neighborhood in April 2011.

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SW Michigan
3:16 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Auto insurance overhaul plan unveiled

Michigan State Capitol
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

A new auto insurance reform plan could mean lower rates for Michigan drivers. The Gongwer News Service says Governor Rick Snyder and other officials gave details of the plan during a news conference Thursday.

Snyder says it would cut $125 from premiums for each vehicle in the first year. Rates after that would be set by the market.

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WMUK Board of Trustees
2:48 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

WMU moving forward on partnership with Cooley Law School

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Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University is moving closer to an agreement with Thomas M. Cooley Law School. During their regular board meeting on Thursday, trustees authorized Western President John Dunn to move forward to try and reach an agreement for an affiliation plan with the law school. The resolution approved by the board says that Cooley will remain an independent, non-profit school. But will be called the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. 

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