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7:37 am
Thu June 19, 2014

WSW: Challenger Says He Says Rep. Justin Amash "On the Run"

Brian Ellis
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WestSouthwest with Brian Ellis

Businessman Brian Ellis says he's not worried about what the polls show now, he's only concerned about the results in the August 5th Republican primary.

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Election 2014
7:31 am
Thu June 19, 2014

WSW: Republican State House Candidate Dave Maturen

Dave Maturen
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WestSouthwest with Dave Maturen

    

The chairman of Kalamazoo County's Board of Commissioners says he wants to bring his experience and record to the state Legislature. 

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Program Lets Business Set PACE on Green Building

Andy Levin of Lean and Green Michigan speaks at the Kalamazoo Rotary Club meeting June 9.
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Businesses can have a tough time borrowing money to make their buildings more energy-efficient. That’s where a variety of government programs that promote what’s called Property Assessed Clean Energy come in.

PACE programs let a property owner take on a special tax assessment for energy retrofits, allowing for longer repayment periods. Michigan’s PACE program covers a number of upgrades to commercial and industrial buildings and multifamily (though not single-family) homes.

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WMUK News
2:33 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

WMU Iraqi Students Seek Peace

Iraqi students at WMU rally for peace in their homeland
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A thunderstorm didn’t stop Iraqi students at Western Michigan University from holding a rally for peace in their home country Wednesday afternoon. During the event organized by the WMU Iraqi Students Union, speakers and supporters chanted “Long Live Iraq; ”Peace for Iraq;” and “Pray for Iraq”.

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June 16, 2014
9:01 am
Mon June 16, 2014

WestSouthwest June 16, 2014

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WestSouthwest for June 16, 2014

We continue interviews with candidates in contested primaries this summer. 

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