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Homeless Veterans
8:41 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

WSW: Veterans and Mental Illness

A man rests inside Ministry with Community's Daytime Shelter
Credit Chris Killian

WestSouthwest with Christine Wine

The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that more than 100,00 veterans have sought treatment for mental illness since the war in Afghanistan started in 2001. 

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Homeless Veterans
4:30 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

WSW: A Veteran Looking to Help Homeless in Portland, Maine

A Stand Down for Veterans event to address issues of homelessness among vets in Massachusetts
Credit FEMA Photo Library/Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with story by Chris Killian

 (This story has been updated.)   

In Portland, Maine a veteran spends his nights trying to find the city's homeless, so he can help. Kalamazoo reporter and WMUK Correspondent Chris Killian followed along. 

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Local Music
4:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Raymond Harvey renews contract with KSO

Today, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra announced a 4-year contract renewal with Music Director Raymond Harvey.  This contract extends Harvey's tenure to May, 2018.  

  "I've enjoyed 15 seasons as Music Director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and I'm thrilled to accept a four-year renewal of my contract.  I'm proud of this orchestra and its artistic growth over these years," says Harvey. 

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Congress
7:15 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Upton Says Tax Reform Won't Happen This Year

File Photo
Credit iStock/Svetlana Larina

Full interview with Fred Upton - web version

    

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says the United States needs tax reform, but it will have to wait for at least the next Congress

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Jazz
10:14 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

What Are You Going To Do With That Jazz? Workshop Gives Students Options

Benje Daneman teaching at a jazz clinic in Nebraska
Credit courtesy of Benje Daneman

The Summer JazzStart program is a three-day workshop put on by the new Kalamazoo Jazz and Creative Institute. The institute will host a free show Wednesday night at The Union Cabaret & Grille.

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