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WMUK News
6:26 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Kalamazoo County Gets $1.4 Million to Fix Winter Road Damage

Local roads took a beating this winter.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The state will give $1.4 million to Kalamazoo Co. to help it repair roads disintegrating after the harsh winter.

It’s the local share of $215 million state legislators have approved for winter road repairs. A little more than half of Kalamazoo County's award goes to the county road commission; the rest is split between nine cities and villages. The City of Kalamazoo will receive $324,444, Portage $220,852 and Vicksburg $13,903.

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WMUK News
3:55 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

No New TB Cases at Kalamazoo Central HS

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None of the Kalamazoo Central High School students and staff who came in contact with a student with tuberculosis has developed the disease. That’s according to Kalamazoo County Health Department Director Linda Vail, who says the department tested more than 300 people who might have been exposed.

She adds that since TB sometimes takes a while to incubate, the department will test those individuals again in a few months.

Vail says the student who developed an active case of TB is recovering at home.

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Michigan Economy
8:42 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Lt. Governor Brian Calley Says State Has Better Climate for Job Growth

Brian Calley
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Interview with Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley

    

A roundtable discussion on jobs and the economy is scheduled for Thursday afternoon in Kalamazoo. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley will participate in that discussion. 

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WMU Men's Basketball
7:30 am
Thu March 13, 2014

WMU Men's Basketball Plays in Semi-Finals of MAC Tournament Friday

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Credit GS Photo/WMU Media Relations

Interview with David Drew

Update: Western Michigan won the MAC tournament and will play Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA tournament

The Broncos are the top seed in the tournament so they have a bye until the semi-finals. 

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WMUK News
3:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

WMU Launches Transportation Research Center

Transportation Research Center director Jun-Seok Oh speaks at the organization's inaugural meeting.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Officials at Western Michigan University say the work of an institute for studying transportation will be to improve people’s quality of life by giving them more options for how to get around.

The new Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities or TRCLC is one of 33 centers around the country created with grant money from the US Department of Transportation. The TRCLC will have about a $3 million budget to work with annually.

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