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The City of Portage’s ballot this Tuesday includes a proposal that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

The proposal would amend Portage’s city charter. If it passes, people over 21 found with less than an ounce of marijuana on private property would get a pass as far as the city’s laws are concerned.


Voters in Kalamazoo will elect seven members to the city commission next week. Under a new format, the vote for mayor is separate from the other six city commissioners. WMUK’s Gordon Evans spoke with both men running for Mayor of Kalamazoo

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Voters in the Portage School District face two bond proposals on Tuesday, November 3. One focuses on the district’s three middle schools. The other raises an issue that’s been controversial in the past: new stadiums at its two high schools.


Kevin Travis says his basic political philosophy is “we don’t care what you do with your personal life, just don’t expect us to pay for it.”

MacRae Speakers

How to reduce sexual and verbal assaults against women on college campuses and in the military? Gender violence expert Jackson Katz says it'd help if society encouraged men to speak up when they witness attacks. Katz calls this the "bystander approach," which he says he helped pioneer in the '90s and is now commonplace. Katz will talk about the connection between "Violence and Silence" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at Western Michigan University's 2452 Knauss Hall.