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John Dunn
5:21 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

WSW: Dunn "Disappointed" in Students Involved in Disturbance

Western Michigan University Police - file photo
Credit WMUK

WestSouthwest with John Dunn

    

Western Michigan University President John Dunn says the university is closely watching developments related to a large disturbance near campus. 

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Local Authors
4:53 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Quality Snacks: Short Stories of Relationships and the Lack Thereof

Hear the full interview with Andy Mozina

Kalamazoo writer Andy Mozina will be reading from his short stories called Quality Snacks as part of the Michigan Notable Book tour.

The event takes place tomorrow at 5:30 at the Richland Community Library.

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Choral Music
3:08 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Hospital Choir Uplifts Patients, Healthcare Workers

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

At first, the Borgess Resounding Spirit Choir might seem a little unorganized. Choir members are constantly getting up to answer pagers and phones. There are days when some of them come in late and days when some can’t come at all. Choir director Jeffrey Spenner says it took some getting used to.

“I’m conducting doctors and nurses and they have other things that they can and should be thinking about at times," he says. "So now, it’s to the point where I hardly even notice if someone gets up and leaves because of what they do or a pager going off or a phone going off.”

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WMUK News
5:31 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Blue Cross Blue Shield Pays State $100 Million

Blue Cross Blue Shield has made its first payment to a state fund for health programs. Gongwer News Service reports the amount is $100 million.

The company has to pay because its legal status changed under the Affordable Care Act. Previously it was called an insurer of last resort. But the health care law makes it unnecessary for states to carry those.

The state now considers Blue Cross a nonprofit mutual.

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WMUK News
5:28 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Berrien, Barry Counties Receive Funds for Habitats

Aquatic wildlife projects in Barry and Berrien Counties are getting a boost from the state Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR has awarded $200,000 to the City of Niles to remove a dam at Pucker Street on the Dowagiac River. It will also give just under $100,000 to the Barry Conservation District for creek habitat restoration.

The DNR says it received 58 applications for a total of a million dollars for aquatic habitat projects; it’s ended up splitting the money between eight of them.

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