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Most beer gets some of its flavor from a shaggy green flower called hops. The booming craft brewing industry uses lots of them. But growers say sight and smell aren’t enough to prove a hop crop’s quality. Instead, at Western Michigan University there’s a lab for that.


Multibillionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are well-known for their political giving.

The Kochs also give money to colleges and universities, including Western Michigan University. But Western says the money doesn’t buy influence.

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Western Michigan University officials are urging "caution and vigilance" after an armed robbery in a dorm Thursday afternoon. A student was robbed of several personal belongings in a room on the fourth floor of Smith-Burnham Hall at around 3 p.m. Thursday, according to a WMU news release. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

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According to a recent state survey, only eighteen percent of those with developmental disabilities in Michigan are employed. Others tend to end up with piecemeal jobs that pay below the minimum wage. The Arc Community Advocates group is hosting an Inclusion Conference on Monday, April 20th at Western Michigan University to spotlight the issue. The conference will specifically focus on the transition from school to work for those with disabilities. WMUK’s Robbie Feinberg spoke with Arc Executive Director Ellen Stone to learn more. 

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An Indiana University instructor says while members of the Islamic State, or ISIS, are very disciplined, they aren't capable to carrying out their plans right now.