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WMUK News
2:03 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

WMU Approves Dunn Salary Increase

WMU President John Dunn at a special meeting of the board of trustees.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Western Michigan University’s trustees have approved an increase to President John Dunn’s salary. It will rise to $373, 400 a year.

That’s two and a half percent more than he earned previously.

Other university employees in Dunn’s salary group got a raise at the same rate. Dunn says he plans to donate all income over his starting salary of $345,000 to programs at the university, as he has previously.

 

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WMUK News
8:42 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Portage to Take Applications for Acting City Manager

Portage council members discuss the city's need for an acting city manager.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Portage City Council has voted to seek applications for acting city manager. That means it’s all but certain the position will not be filled when current city manager Maurice Evans retires April first.

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Health Insurance Exchange
5:20 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Insurers Could Be Covering Same-Sex Partners, Spouses on the Exchange

Kim Sanwald and Valerie Lane getting married in San Francisco
Credit Brian Helder

Last November, Kim Sanwald and Valerie Lane were married at city hall in San Francisco, California. When they got back, their health insurance company didn’t recognize them as a couple. So, a few months ago, Sanwald went on the health insurance exchange to find something better.

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Kalamazoo Early Retirement
9:12 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Kalamazoo Gazette Reporter Looks at City's Early Retirement Program

Kalamazoo City Hall - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Emily Monacelli

    

Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Emily Monaceill examined the numbers after Kalamazoo's early retirement program wrapped up in January. 

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WMU Hockey
6:44 am
Fri March 14, 2014

WMU Hockey Opens Post-Season on Friday

Western Michigan University hockey - file photo
Credit GS Photo/WMU Media Relations

Interview with David Drew

    

Update: Western Michigan swept Minnesota-Duluth to advance to the semi-finals of the NCHC tournament. 

Western Michigan has completed its first regular season in the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference. The Broncos are the fifth seed for the first ever conference tournament. 

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