The 66th state House District will have a new Representative next year. Republican Matt Nilson hopes he is the one taking the oath of office. 

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For Independence Day, we have a rebroadcast of an "All-American" story. Tony Gianunzio of Kalamazoo shares his story of a baseball career put on hold by service in World War II. And how he finally made it to the pitcher's mound at Wrigley Field 73 years later. 


On WestSouthwest, we discuss the issues before the Portage City Council and the Kalamazoo City Commission. And the CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy tells us why drug testing welfare recipients is a "solution in search of a problem."

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

The CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy says when lawmakers and Governor Rick Snyder approved a pilot program to test some welfare recipients for drugs, the created a “solution in search of a problem.” 


Kalamazoo Vice-Mayor Don Cooney says the city should seriously consider putting an income tax proposal before voters.