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Citizens Research Council of Michigan President Eric Lupher says a 20% reduction in a budget of $10-billion can sound kind of abstract. But he says it helps to think about what that money is spent on in Michigan.


Captain David Boysen says the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety knew that some of its strategies to reduce gun violence weren’t working, so they were willing to consider something new.

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On WestSouthwest, a look at dating for seniors. 

Earlene McMichael | WMUK

Having a strong social network has a positive effect on the health of senior citizens. But here's the thing: Finding a partner and friends can be tougher for older adults. 


On WestSouthwest, the city of Kalamazoo's master plan is available for public review. And assessing the already crowded fields for U.S. House in Southwest Michigan as well as U.S. Senate.