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WMUK News
4:00 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Non-Motor Traffic Plan Advances

The Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study has approved a wide-ranging plan for improving non-motorized transport in the area. The Complete Streets proposal, as it’s known, applies to roads in Kalamazoo County and part of Van Buren County.

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WMUK News
2:37 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Talons Out Flight Honors WW2 Veterans

Welcoming home Talons Out veterans in Kalamazoo
Credit Gereld Malec / WMUK

Veterans of the Second World War are often thought of as the “Greatest Generation.” Many paid the ultimate price of defeating Nazi Germany and the Japanese Empire. But many more lived on to remember comrades who didn’t come home. But the ranks of World War Two vets are thinning fast. It’s estimated that up to 800 die every day, often without having had the chance to visit the Second World War Memorial in Washington completed in 2004.

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WMUK News
12:25 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Portage Woman Helps Fight Ebola

A Liberian woman holds up a pamphlet with guidance on how to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading
Credit Abbas Dulleh / AP Photo

A Kalamazoo-area woman has begun a campaign to help people in Africa fight the Ebola outbreak there. Dr. Manjerngie Ndebe (pronounced "man-JANG-ee DEH-bay") is the founder of a faith-based healthcare missionary program based in Portage. She says her campaign is focus on the situation in her native country, Liberia.

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Portage City Manager Search
11:29 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Portage Narrows Manager Search to Three

Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Portage City Council didn’t pick a permanent city manager when it met Tuesday evening, but it did narrow the candidate pool from five to three.

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WMUK News
2:24 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

WMU Student Worries as Fighting Rages in Kurdistan

Turkish soldiers watch as Syrian Kurdish refugees carry their belongings to the border as they flee Islamic State militants.
Credit AP Photo

The “Islamic State” crisis in the Middle East may seem a distant concern to many people in this country. But for at least one student at Western Michigan University, it literally hits home. Dlawar Mohammad Abdulraham lives in safety here in U.S. But he knows that his family back home in Iraqi Kurdistan lives a completely different life – one full of terror, worry, and the fight to stay alive.

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