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WMUK News
9:51 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Local bookstores doing very well, thank you

Bookstore sign in Kalamazoo welcomes customers
Credit WMUK

The impending death of bookstores, and even printed books, has long been predicted. But MLive Kalamazoo reporter Yvonne Zipp says the funeral notices may have been sent too soon.

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Kalamazoo Public Services
7:46 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Kalamazoo announces new Public Services Director

Sue Foune
Credit City of Kalamazoo

The city of Kalamazoo says Deputy Public Services Director Sue Foune will become the Department's director in May. 

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SW Michigan
1:38 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Portage & K Township win big fire grants

Portage Central Fire Station
Credit WMUK

Fire departments in Portage and Kalamazoo Township have won big federal grants. They were announced Thursday by Michigan’s two U.S. senators.

Democrats Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow say Portage will get nearly $634,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Kalamazoo Township will receive nearly $56,000.

The money can be used for training, equipment, and supplies.

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SW Michigan
1:12 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

WMU gets new airline pilots as instructors

WMU and American Eagle officials announce the agreement
Credit WMU Photo

A regional airline says it will “loan back” recent Western Michigan University graduates it hires to become flight instructors at the university. Western and American Eagle Airlines announced the deal Friday.

The airline says it will begin working with some students in Western’s College of Aviation when they are sophomores. They’ll become instructors at the school on graduation while being paid by American Eagle. That will give them time to add flight hours needed for an airline pilot’s license.

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Local Music
12:54 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

'I look like a Swedish drag queen, in the best sense': Meredith Arwady on Rheingold role

Meredith Arwady
Credit Ken Howard

Saturday at 1 pm on WMUK-1, listeners will hear the Kalamazoo-born contralto Meredith Arwady singing at the Metropolitan Opera in Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold. 

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