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12:02 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

What does home feel like? Kalamazoo artist puts it on canvas

Artist Bonnie Pfingst looks over one of her works in progress. It's made from an old printing tray.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

“As an adult, that feeling that I had as a child has escaped me. That comfort and the security and safety of home," says Kalamazoo artist Bonnie Pfingst. "That I’ve just now recently purchased my own home here in Kalamazoo and I’m loving it. Every day I can’t wait to get home and build a fire. And sit on the couch with my son and just enjoy life, just be.”

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Saugatuck-Douglas Merger
7:24 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Saugatuck-Douglas consolidation vote set for November

Blueberry farm in Saugatuck
Credit The Associated Press

Voters in Saugatuck and Douglas will decide in November if the two cities will merge. 

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SW Michigan
2:10 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Pensions erode Michigan school funding

School busses in Three Rivers
Credit WMUK

A new report says Michigan's public schools have less to spend educating students because of rising teacher retirement costs. The Citizens Research Council says retirement now eats up nearly 15 percent of the money districts get per-student. That's up from only about nine percent in 2004.

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WMUK News
10:48 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Restoring an ancient Great Lakes fish

DNR biologist Kregg Smith with a lake sturgeon caught on the Kalamazoo River
Credit Kregg Smith / Michigan DNR

Sturgeon have lived in the Great Lakes longer than humans have walked the earth. But the ancient fish now need our help to stay here. A joint project by the federal and state officials with a Native American tribe is trying to do that by rebuilding habitat for lake sturgeon in the Kalamazoo River. WMUK’s Brian Petersen went along to find out how it’s done.

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Kalamazoo City Manager Search
7:18 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Five finalists still in running for Kalamazoo City Manager

Kalamazoo City Hall - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Emily Monacelli

The Kalamazoo City Commission has interviewed the five finalists for city manager, but have decided not to narrow the pool for now. 

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