Battle Creek Schools
8:37 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Battle Creek School Board approves $2.2-million in budget cuts

File photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Justin Hinkley

Battle Creek's School Board is expected to approve a budget for the coming fiscal year next week. 

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11:31 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Kalamazoo Pride 2013 to be serious and entertaining

Music at Kalamazoo Pride (file photo)
Credit Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center

The sixth annual Kalamazoo Pride festival kicks off Friday in downtown Kalamazoo at the Arcadia Creek Festival Site. The Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center organizes the event that Executive Director Zach Bauer says is designed to be both serious and entertaining.

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1:41 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

WMU Midwest Games a touch of home for Malaysian students

Midwest Games opening ceremony at WMU's Kanley Track
Credit Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Western Michigan University hosted the Malaysian Midwest Games over the Memorial Day weekend. The event featured a broad range of Olympic-style athletic competitions for students from Malaysia studying at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

If you stood in the right spot inside Western’s Student Recreation Center during the games you would have seen Malaysian students competing in table tennis, basketball and netball, all at the same time. They were just three of the sports featured in what participants call simply the “Midwest Games”.

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Southwest Michigan economy
7:15 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Latest economic numbers strong for Southwest Michigan, not as good nationally

File photo of auto supplier American Axle and Manufacturing in Three Rivers
Credit WMUK

Interview with Brian Long


A new report on Southwest Michigan's economy shows strong numbers, largely driven by higher auto sales. 

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3:18 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Eco-friendly safe ride service planned in Kalamazoo

A Nissan Leaf, one of the vehicles being considered for "Project Green Drive" in Kalamazoo
Credit Green Earth Michigan

A small fleet of environment-friendly cars could be getting people in Kalamazoo who’ve had too much to drink home safely beginning in the spring of 2014. At least that’s the hope of a local organization called Green Earth Michigan. CEO Dan Doehrman says the new effort is called “Project Green Drive".

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