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Courtesy of Monica Padula Washington

On WestSouthwest, a Kalamazoo woman shares her story of protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. And Bridge looks at the initial signs of success in boosting reading scores in some West Michigan school districts. 


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Every subject area in school depends on reading. That’s part of the reason that many districts in West Michigan are part of an initiative to boost reading scores. 


Courtesy of Monica Padula Washington

Kalamazoo resident Monica Padula Washington says videos on social media that showed attacks on protestors in North Dakota inspired her to make the trip to Standing Rock. Padula Washington joined the protests in November. 


Courtesy of Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan

On WestSouthwest, a panel discussion  on Tuesday at the Kalamazoo Public Library on welcoming refugees to Southwest Michigan. And an update on the Two Houses One Heart campaign launched by Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan. 


Courtesy of Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan

Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan CEO Judy Markusse Paget says many people don’t know about their organization because they haven’t needed their services.


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