Water main break
6:20 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Loy Norrix High School closed due to water main break

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Kalamazoo Public Schools reports that Loy Norrix High School is closed Monday because of a water main break. 

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WMU Student Media
10:19 am
Fri March 22, 2013

WMU students to vote on fee for student media

WIDR student volunteers
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Interview with Monica Rodriguez and Erin Gignac

The leaders of Western Michigan University's student-run media organizations are hoping that students will support a fee to pay for operations. The proposed $5 per-semester student assessment fee is on the ballot for student elections being held March 25th through the 29th. If students approve the fee, it will then be considered by Western's Board of Trustees. 

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4:22 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Tina Fey carries 'Admission'

Tina Fey’s work on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock demonstrated she’s a world-class wit. But, like so many comics before her, Fey apparently wants to be known as more than simply a purveyor of punch lines or a jovial jokester. 

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4:05 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

New contract for part-time WMU faculty

PIO member protests at WMU Board meeting (file)
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Western Michigan University trustees have approved a new contract with the union that represents the university's part-time instructors. University  Board members held a special meeting by teleconference on Wednesday, March 20th, to approve the agreement. Union members had previously ratified the three-year contract.

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SW Michigan
4:01 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Michigan tribe allows same-sex couple to marry

The marriage of Odawa tribesman Tim LaCroix to his spouse Gene Barfield on Friday marked the first legal same-sex marriage in Michigan. As Interlochen Public Radio reports the Odawa tribe is one of only three tribes to legalize gay marriage in the country.