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Prevailing Wage
8:40 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Republican Leaders Plan to Go Ahead With Prevailing Wage Repeal

Credit WMUK

Republican leaders in the Legislature say opposition from Governor Rick Snyder will not stop them from trying to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law. 

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Religious Freedom
8:28 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Republican Lawmakers Introduce Religious Freedom Bill

Credit WMUK

A group of Republican state lawmakers will try again to protect religious practices against state and local government interference. 

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Local Music
4:39 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Transgender, Gender Nondescript Musicians Highlighted In Concert

Kalamazoo singer-songwriter and piano player Casey Grooten
Credit Chris Killian

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum will hold a concert Friday night highlighting local transgender and gender non-specific artists called “Unified: A Kalamazoo Music Experience.” The show starts at 7 p.m. at the museum's Stryker Theater. Admission is $5.

For years, Davison Nicholas sang and played in the rock band Two Stars Burning Sun, among many other bands. The muscley and sometimes melodic music was driving and intense. 

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WMUK News
3:30 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Plenty on WMU Trustees' Plate at First 2015 Meeting

Supporters of Alex Enyedi at Thursday's WMU Board of Trustees meeting.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees made appointments, welcomed a new member and faced a controversy at its first meeting of 2015 Thursday.

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Theatre
2:46 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

650-Pound Man Seeks Daughter's Forgiveness, Truth In 'The Whale'

Cast photo for 'The Whale'
Credit courtesy of WMU Theatre

It’s safe to say you’ve probably never heard of a protagonist like Charlie in Samuel D. Hunter’s play The Whale. He’s a 650-pound online writing instructor with a tragic past. 

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