SW Michigan

8:49 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Kalamazoo doctor says Boston Marathon "robbed of its usual joy"

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Dr. Eric Blackwell finished Boston Marathon an hour and a half before two explosions
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BOSTON, MA -- Dr. Eric Blackwell has run more than 15 marathons, each ending with a feeling of joy and accomplishment. Monday's Boston Marathon was robbed of that. Blackwell, a physician at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, finished the race an hour and a half before the two explosions that killed two and left dozens of others injured.
1:59 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Eight percent of teen girls in SW Michigan forced to have sex

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The survey in schools was sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- It appears young women in southwest Michigan are less likely to have experienced sexually assault compared to young women statewide. Still, one of every 12 high school girls in the region reports that she has been physically forced to have sexual intercourse, according to a 2011-12 survey.
10:56 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Working to reduce teen pregnancy in Calhoun County

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Coalition of agencies called Teen Pregnancy Partnership of Calhoun County working to raise awareness about high teen pregnancy rate
A local discussion and action group is hoping to keep people's minds on an important community health topic.
WMU sports
7:57 am
Mon April 15, 2013

WMU sports: Weekend recap

Western Michigan's baseball and softball teams both lost on Sunday. 

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6:42 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Battles expected over dune developments in Michigan

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The state has 50 applicants for developments in dune areas. Michigan has 80,000 acres of publicly held dune areas
When Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation in August easing restrictions on development in critical sand dune areas, it set the stage for battles across the state between private property owners and conservation groups. Today, the first major dunes fight will be joined in Muskegon County's White River Township.