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9:25 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Peaches: A long-term commitment

The Donaldson peach orchard
Joan Donaldson

Silver barked peach trees crown many of the lakeshore’s hills. In the spring, their blossoms create a gossamer pink cloud while in the summer, their leaves droop like mustaches, hiding the ripening peaches. During the late nineteenth century, peach orchards generated thousands of dollars for Michigan farmers who sent their harvests to Chicago, Milwaukee, and beyond.

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SW Michigan
2:46 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Upton: Get PCB's out of Kalamazoo landfill

Warning sign at Kalamazoo's Allied Paper Landfill
Credit WMUK

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says PCB contamination does not belong in Kalamazoo’s Allied Paper Landfill. The Saint Joseph Republican and Michigan’s two U.S. senators sent the Environmental Protection Agency a letter last week. It asked the agency to approve “total removal” of contamination at the site on Kalamazoo’s east side.

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Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
9:38 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Group says Palisades leak is a symptom of larger problems

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
Credit US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Interview with Kevin Kamps

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton and a commissioner from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will tour the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant near South Haven on Monday.

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Portage Superintendent Search
8:28 am
Mon May 13, 2013

E-mails raise questions about transparency of Portage Superintendent search

Portage Central High School - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Julie Mack

Portage School Board members identified their preferred candidate for superintendent and discussed contract details before naming Greg Gray the sole finalist. MLive Kalamazoo has examined e-mails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act

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WMUK News
9:33 am
Sun May 12, 2013

K College announces Global Prize winners

Global Prize winners on stage SAturday
Credit Kalamazoo College

In a surprise finish Saturday, three organizations won Global Collaborative Social Justice Leadership awards from Kalamazoo College. The College's Arcus Center had originally planned to give one $25,000 global prize, plus a $5,000 regional award. But jurors considering the entries asked that the college award three $10,000 global prizes. One went to the Dalia Association that helps Palestinians create their own businesses through "micro loans", raising the money within their communities.

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