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WMUK News
1:09 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Police "Militarization" in SW Michigan

Surplus military vehicles used by the Barry County Sheriff's Department
Credit Chris Killian

Recent video of police in the Saint Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, using heavy military equipment has raised eyebrows nationwide. But some police agencies in southwest Michigan have received similar equipment from a previously little-known Pentagon program. "Militarization" of police forces has a lot of critics.

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8:43 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Middleville Village Manager Selected to Lead Battle Creek

Battle Creek City Hall - file photo
Credit WMUK

Battle Creek City Commissioners have decided to go in a new direction with their next city manager. 

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Kalamazoo County Considers Clean Energy Program

Solar panels in the front yard at Four Elements Energy in Lawrence.
Credit WMUK

Kalamazoo County is considering whether to join a program that’s meant to help businesses become more energy-efficient.

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WMUK News
6:50 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Bicycles Boost Michigan's Economy

The annual Criterium bicycle race at WMU
Credit WMU University Relations

Riding your bike not only keeps you fit. The Michigan Department of Transportation says it also helps pump nearly $670 million into the state’s economy each year.

State transportation officials say that figure includes direct spending on bikes and related equipment of $175 annually; $256 million in reduced health care costs; and $187 million added to the economy because bicyclists take fewer sick days at work

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WMUK News
3:10 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

WMU Cooley Law School Announces Classes

WMU Cooley Law School banner
Credit WMU University Relations

First-year law classes will be offered in Kalamazoo next year. They’ll be part of the curriculum at the newly renamed Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. The two schools have been working on an affiliation agreement for three years. Officials of both schools say that will also include a law minor for Western students and a “Three-Plus-Three” program allowing students to get their bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years.

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