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11:17 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Gov. Snyder to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Credit WMUK

Governor Rick Snyder is asking for advice as he fills a vacancy on Michigan’s Supreme Court.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Snyder plans to consult with current justices and his own staff as he looks for someone to replace former justice Diane Hathaway. She retired earlier this month after the state Judicial Tenure Commission announced that it was investigating misconduct charges against her. Last week she faced federal allegations of bank fraud.

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MLK Kalamazoo Events
12:28 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Director of State Office of Urban Affairs to speak Monday in Kalamazoo

Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at WMU in 1963
Credit Western Michigan University

Harvey Hollins III grew up in Southwest Michigan but has spent the last decade working in Detroit. In 2011, Governor Snyder named Hollins director of the Michigan Office of Urban and Metropolitan Affairs. On Monday, Hollins, a Kalamazoo College graduate, will speak at Stetson Chapel as part of the Martin Luther King Junior Convocation. The event begins at 10:50 Monday morning, and is one of the events planned in Kalamazoo to honor the late civil rights leader

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Local Music
11:57 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Inflatable Best Friend: Fuzzed-out, punk garage rock

From left to right: Bassist Austin McQuater, guitarist Tanner Boerman, and drummer Ian Howell
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear from the band

The Kalamazoo band Inflatable Best Friend has just come out with their first album called DMT Bike Ride. Guitarist Tanner Boerman, drummer Ian Howell, and bassist Austin McQuater say the band has come a long way from when they started it in high school. 

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Theatre
11:36 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Musical follows the downfall of Jackie Kennedy's relatives

Credit The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Hear a preview of the musical

Jackie Kennedy Onassis is one of the most iconic first ladies in history. She was born into a wealthy family and continued to live a life a luxury even after John F. Kennedy’s death. But the lives of her aunt and first cousin turned out very differently.

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State of State Address
9:50 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Representatives Nesbitt, Segal react to State of State Address

State Capitol
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Governor Snyder delivered his State of the State address Wednesday night at the state Capitol in Lansing. Republican Representative Aric Nesbitt of Lawton and Democratic Representative Kate Segal of Battle Creek reacted to the speech Thursday morning. 

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