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WMUK News
9:33 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Attorneys discuss helping women facing abuse

Dancers prepare for One Billion Rising event in Kalamazoo on Valentine's Day
Credit Gordon Evans, WMUK

WMUK’s Gordon Evans reported on the One-Billion rising event to raise awareness about violence against women. He also spoke with Susan Reed, supervising attorney for the Michigan Immigrants’ Rights Center and Megan Reynolds, managing attorney of the Battle Creek office of Legal Services of South Central Michigan. 

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One Billion Rising
9:31 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

One Billion Rising event in Kalamazoo

Rehearsal for One Billion Rising event
Credit Gordon Evans, WMUK

Valentine’s Day will mean dancing in the streets of Kalamazoo. The One Billion Rising event is being held Thursday to bring attention to the issue of violence against women. WMUK’s Gordon Evans reports. 

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Theatre
5:11 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

The Whipping Man looks at life after the Civil War

Rico Bruce Wade, Ben Riegel, and Scott Norman at Farmer's Alley Theatre.
Credit Farmers Alley Theatre

    

It the end of the Civil War when the play “The Whipping Man” opens. A young Confederate soldier who is severely wounded has just made it back home only to find that life as he knew it is gone forever. 

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Medical Marijuana
9:22 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Kalamazoo attorney reacts to news on medical marijuana

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Credit The Associated Press

A Kalamazoo-based attorney who  has been advocate for decriminalizing marijuana says Michigan could vote in 2016 on a law for limited legalization of marijuana. John Targowski specializes in medical marijuana law. He also helped lead the effort to pass a charter amendment in Kalamazoo that makes possession of small amounts of marijuana the lowest priority of law enforcement. 

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WMUK News
1:19 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Kalamazoo group targets human trafficking

Bus in New Mexico promotes national trafficking hotline
Credit The Associated Press

Federal officials say more than 100,000 women and children fall victim to human traffickers in the U.S. each year. They’re often forced into prostitution or other sex work, or other jobs, against their will. A Kalamazoo woman hopes to make a dent in that modern form of slavery, at least in southwest Michigan.

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