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8:39 am
Mon December 15, 2014

WSW: "Dark" Money Dominates 2014 Campaign

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Michigan Campaign Finance Network Director Rich Robinson says independent groups dominated the spending in statewide campaigns this year. 

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Local Music
3:17 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Brass Celebration Of Christmas Set For Sunday

Western Brass Ensemble

The Western Brass Quintet welcomed a new member this fall. Robert White, a former student of Western's trumpet professor Scott Thornburg, went on to earn a doctorate from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He returned to campus as a faculty member in September.

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Arts & More
8:45 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Gold Company, Vince Miller To Play Holiday Ice Revue

Students from the Greater Kalamazoo Skating Association rehearsing at Wings Stadium
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

 Saturday the Greater Kalamazoo Skating Association will put on their 15th Annual Holiday Ice Revue. On the surface, the event is what it sounds like: figure skating students of all ages doing routines to familiar Christmas songs. 

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Books
8:20 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Dinner Table Drama In 'The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons'

Credit courtesy of Heather Slomski

Heather Slomski recently released her collection of short fiction The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons. Now living in Minnesota, Slomski got her MFA at Western Michigan University. Her work has appeared in TriQuarterly, The Normal School, and other publications. She also won the Iowa Award for Short Fiction.

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WMU Board of Trustees
7:48 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

WMU Board Gets New Trustee, Johnston Reappointed

Jeffrey Rinevelt
Credit Western Michigan University/State of Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder has appointed a new member to Western Michigan University's Board of Trustees. A current trustee has been reappointed. 

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