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Unspecified artist, Lavender Morning / OutFront Kalamazoo

It might sound hyperbolic to say that community can save your life, but that was the experience of some members of Kalamazoo’s Lavender Morning. Founded in 1979, the lesbian group, which organized dances and published a newsletter, included women whose families ostracized them for being gay.


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In 1915, just fifty years after the end of slavery in the United States, a group of states convened a fair in Chicago they called the Lincoln Jubilee. The weeks-long event celebrated African-Americans’ achievements since the signing of the Thirteenth Amendment. Michigan’s delegation wrote a book for the occasion, and one historian says it belongs on everyone’s reading list.


Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A piece of art that has stood for decades in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park is set to come down. Some criticize the Fountain of the Pioneers, as it’s known, as offensive and even racist. It features a "settler" figure who stands head and shoulders above a man in a headdress. In his left hand, the pioneer holds a long, thin object.


Law Aims to Help Resolve Missing Persons Cases

Apr 6, 2018

Law enforcement officers say Michigan is ranked third in the nation for most missing persons. A new law aims to help solve their cases.

DTE Proposes Wind Farm In Branch County

Apr 5, 2018
A wind farm in Idaho (file photo)
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DTE Energy is searching for wind power in less windy parts of the state. The utility has signed lease agreements for 22,000 acres in Branch County near the Indiana border. 

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