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1:35 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Portage Adds Days to End of School Year

Portage Central High School - file photo
Credit WMUK

The Portage Public School District says is is adding days to the end of the year to comply with state requirements. 

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Farm City
9:09 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

WSW: City Life on the Farm

Urban garden in Chicago
Credit Linda from Chicago/Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with Novella Carpenter

Author Novella Carpenter says she grew up in the environment of "grow your own food." 

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WMUK News
11:57 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Oil-for-Carbon Bills Signed

State Rep. Aric Nesbitt speaks during the bill signing ceremony at WMU's Geological Repository.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

State Representative Aric Nesbitt says new laws on oil drilling will benefit Michigan’s economy and its environment. That’s because they promote carbon sequestration as a way to squeeze oil from underused wells.

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed House Bills 4885, 5254, 5255 and 5274 at the Western Michigan University Geological Repository Tuesday morning.

Operators pump carbon dioixde gas down a well to force oil to rise to the surface. The gas is meant to stay underground indefinitely, out of the atmosphere where it would contribute to the greenhouse effect.

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Albion-Marshall
7:09 am
Tue April 1, 2014

WSW: A High School Merger That Could be a Model in Michigan

Albion students travel 13 miles everyday to attend Marshall High School
Credit Lon Horwedel, Bridge Magazine

WestSouthwest with Ron French

    

Bridge Magazine examined what has happened this school year since students from Albion began attending high school in Marshall.

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Arts & More
6:13 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Author Leslie Jamison Turns Feelings Into Words In 'The Empathy Exams'

Author Leslie Jamison
Credit Colleen Kinder

According to Webster's Dictionary, the definition of "empathy" is "the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions." Author Leslie Jamison has sought to personify what it is to "feel" in her latest book "The Empathy Exams." 

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