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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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WMUK News
11:59 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Homelessness "Hides" in Rural SW Michigan

Keystone Shelter Director Kelli Tackett
Credit Chris Killian

Mention the word “homeless” and most people probably think of folks huddled in alleyways, panhandling on busy street corners or pushing a shopping cart down the sidewalk. But homelessness isn’t unique to urban areas. It extends into the countryside as well, where people are often called “the forgotten homeless” because they’re so hard to find. One place you can find them is a shelter in Centreville in Saint Joseph County. (Some names have been changed in this story to protect the privacy those we interviewed.)

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Election 2014
9:22 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Election 2014: Large Sums of Money Spent Wisely

Credit Wisconsin Public Radio

Western Michigan University Political Science Professor John Clark says Jon Hoadley may be a news candidate himself, but showed he knows how to run a campaign. 


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WMUK News
9:07 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Election 2014: An Incumbent who Taps Into Anger Against Congress

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Western Michigan University Political Science Professor Peter Wielhouwer says it's tough to defeat an incumbent in a Congressional primary or general election. 


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