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Kalamazoo State Representative Jon Hoadley is among 14 people from Michigan appointed to a state advisory committee by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. 

Cockatoo Mimics Marital Spats

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. A North Carolina couple recently adopted a bird from a divorcing couple. And ever since, Peaches the cockatoo has been mimicking the marital spats of her previous owners

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Broncos play next three games at home

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District officials say consolidating several buildings into a new school would save $2-million annually in operating costs

Carter died Friday night after a fall in his home. He was 31 years old

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  (Lansing-MPRN) The state Senate is urging Congress to end endangered and threatened species protections for gray wolves in Michigan. 

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 (Lansing-MPRN) Governor Rick Snyder will present his budget proposal Wednesday, including plans to tackle a deficit. 

Nearly 4,000 blacks were lynched in the American South between the end of the Civil War and World War II, according to a new report by the Equal Justice Initiative.

The report, Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, says that the number of victims in the 12 Southern states was more than 20 percent higher than previously reported.

Lynchings were part of a system of racial terror designed to subjugate a people, says the Alabama-based nonprofit's executive director, Bryan Stevenson.

A presidential election cycle looms, but one of the men most associated with covering presidential politics since the first election of George W. Bush won't be sitting in his usual spot: Comedy Central confirmed on Tuesday that Jon Stewart is stepping down later this year from his post at The Daily Show.

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The Kalamazoo Singers' season continues this Sunday with a program of 20th-century works by North and South American composers. 

Director Rick Phelps reveals that many selections are lifetime favorites, including Morten Lauridsen's setting of James Agee's poem "Sure On This Shining Night." The choir, which was founded thirty-eight years ago by Mel Ivey, will also perform another setting of James Agee's text. It's by the writer's friend, composer Samuel Barber.

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Tom Fielding is the director of liturgy and music at St. Augustine Cathedral in Kalamazoo.

On Friday at 7 pm, he steps out of his accompaniment role to perform as a solo organist on the music series he created in 2012, called "Sacred Music At The Cathedral."  

Robert Siegel speaks with grad student Jeff Nichols about his recent find of footage from the SS Eastland disaster in July 1915. Nichols, who is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago, found the clip while researching for his dissertation on Chicago and World War I propaganda.

Gay rights advocates have asked a federal court to order probate judges in Alabama to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Meanwhile, some couples staged a sit-in, of sorts, outside the Mobile County courthouse.

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Atlanta Hawks The NBA Surprise Of The Year

Feb 10, 2015
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A dozen states are considering something that was rarely discussed a few years ago: raising gas taxes. Low prices at the pump have emboldened state officials to think about raising new revenue to repair crumbling roads and bridges.

It's a scene that's all too familiar in much of the country — construction workers performing emergency repairs on a bridge. In Franklin Township, N.J., one bridge closed abruptly last month when it was deemed unsafe.

As Obamacare's second open enrollment season barrels to a close on Sunday, nearly a million Texans have purchased or applied for health insurance. Instead of going it alone, many applicants this time have turned to insurance brokers, who are aggressively marketing their services as savvy guides to Obamacare. It's a big change for the brokers, who have long had an uneasy relationship with the federal health law.

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The money will be used for a Medallion scholarship and well as an endowed professorship in the College of Fine Arts.

Dog In Croatia Banned From Barking

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Mathematicians at New York University have helped answer that age-old question.

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Erv Brinker is on paid administrative leave

Matthew Laurence Krueger faces charges of malicious destruction of property and false report or threat of terrorism

Driskell is in her second term in the Michigan House

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