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Republican Aaron Miller says he wants to bring "common sense" solutions to the Michigan Legislature. 


The race for some seats on the Kalamazoo School Board is competitive this year. Five candidates are on the November fourth ballot.

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As the federal government reevaluates its approach to containing the Ebola virus, official discussion about whether Michigan is ready to handle a case has picked up.

Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Western Michigan University held its annual academic convocation on Friday, October 10. The occasion in the Dalton Center Recital Hall featured awards to honor the service and accomplishments of faculty and staff. It was also the venue for the yearly "State of the University" address by WMU President John Dunn.

State of the University 2014

Academic Convocation

Oct. 10, 2014

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Like many cities, Kalamazoo has a trust problem. Many minority residents aren’t happy with the way they’re treated by the city’s Public Safety officers. And many in the department feel the public doesn’t give them enough credit. Could changing a largely white, male police force into one that’s more diverse help bridge that gap? In the last part of our series on the issue, WMUK’s Chris Killian reports on differing approaches to building better police-community relationships.