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6:41 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Kalamazoo County Transit millage, Kalamazoo School millage pass

Credit WMUK

Interview with Linda Teeter

  

Voters in Kalamazoo County have approved the renewal of a county-wide transit millage. A $62-million bond proposal for Kalamazoo Public Schools has passed. 

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WMUK News
9:33 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Upton reacts to latest Palisades leak

Palisades Nuclear Power PLant
Credit US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

UPDATE: Upton says he will tour the Palisades plant on Monday, May 13th, along with Nuclear Regulatory Commission member Kristine Svinicki.

Congressman Fred Upton says he's "outraged" by a new leak at the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant near south Haven. The Saint Joseph Republican says he wants to get a first-hand look at the problem along with a member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission "in the near future".

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WMUK News
9:53 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Kalamazoo goes medieval for a week

Broadsword demonstration at the 2011 Congress
Credit WMU University Relations

This week Kalamazoo becomes a virtual time machine as hundreds of scholars arrive for the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies. The 48th gathering at Western Michigan University will include serious academic discussions along with some that are more accessible to the public. The latter category includes sessions on medieval themes in the Harry Potter books and recent movies like The Hobbit.

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Music
4:51 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Willie Nelson's harmonica player adds to his signature sound

Mickey Raphael (right) with Willie Nelson (left)
Credit stillisstillmoving.com

Willie Nelson and Family are in concert May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theater in Kalamazoo. Even if the name Mickey Raphael isn’t familiar to you, you have most likely heard his music. Raphael is the harmonica player in country music legend Willie Nelson’s band.

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Hobbies
2:06 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Life as a clown: Kalamazoo clown troupe visits seniors

The clowns of Clown Alley 44
Credit Donna Wilinski

“Well my husband’s name is Billy Gumbo, and we have Starla, Pickles, Bloopers, Suzie and Sunshine are real- we had a Sunshine the Clown, we have a Suzie Sunshine, we had a Scrap, we’ve got a Scrappy,” says Donna Wilinski as she lists of the clowns of Clown Alley 44 in Kalamazoo.

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