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Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

On November 7, voters in the City of Kalamazoo will elect a mayor and three city commissioners. On Wednesday, October 11, WMUK invited the candidates to speak at a public forum in Western Michigan University's Sangren Hall. The forum moderated by WMUK's Gordon Evans was co-sponsored by WMU's Institute of Government and Politics.

Kindergarteners Make A "Kalamazoo Promise"

Oct 12, 2017

Kindergarten students and their families in the Kalamazoo Public Schools are making a commitment this fall to take advantage of the Kalamazoo Promise. That's the program launched in 2005 that pays tuition and fees for most KPS high school graduates who attend public and private colleges and universities in Michigan.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

You don’t need a green thumb to notice that Kalamazoo is full of greenhouses.

“And they aren’t small ones. They’re very, very large,” says listener Barbara Bott.

They grow bedding plants – flowers and vegetables for home gardens. Barbara wants to know: why so many? Why here?

AP Images/Carlos Osorio

A bill working its way through the state legislature would make it much harder for state agencies to have regulations that are stricter than federal rules. That includes environmental standards—like how much lead is allowed in your drinking water. 

Andy Robins / WMUK

On November 7, voters in the City of Portage will select a new mayor and fill three seats on the City Council. WMUK invited the candidates to speak at a public forum at the Portage District Library on Wednesday, October 4, in cooperation with the Institute for Government and Politics at Western Michigan University's Department of Political Science.