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On WestSouthwest, it's "Drive Electric Week." And a credit union designed to help people with finances and financial knowledge nears it's fifth anniversary. 


Earlene McMichael | WMUK

Bad credit score? A history of bouncing checks? All are welcomed in the doors at Community Promise Federal Credit Union in Kalamazoo's Edison Neighborhood, but you won't leave the same.

In exchange for affordably-priced loans, for example, customers must submit to financial counseling as well as turn in a household budget.

Officials say their strategies are helping this non-profit bank, which is nearing the five-year mark, be successful in its mission of reversing the challenged financial pasts of low-to-moderate-income people.


National Drive Electric Week in Kalamazoo, 2016
Bruce Brown

It's National Drive Electric Week. To raise awareness about the benefits of electric vehicles, owners of electric cars and motorcycles will be offering test rides in Kalamazoo, South Haven, and Hastings. 


WMUK

We get ready for the beginning of football season on WestSouthwest.  We're joined by Western Michigan University Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard. And we look back over 100 years to when the color barrier was broken for Western's football team.


Courtesy of Western Michigan University

Notre Dame’s legendary coach Knute Rockne said he had never seen a better punter than Sam Dunlap. Fielding Yost said his University of Michigan team couldn’t slow Dunlap down, much less stop him at running back.


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