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WMUK News
12:49 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Michigan meningitis grand jury OK'ed

Minnesota technician tests for signs of meningitis in 2012
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 A grand jury will investigate a meningitis outbreak in Michigan linked to contaminated drugs. The Gongwer News Service reports that Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette got authority from the Michigan Court of Appeals to call a multi-county grand jury on Friday.

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WMU East Campus
10:42 am
Fri April 19, 2013

WMU trustee says university has to balance resources and historic preservation

East Campus - file photo
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A Western Michigan University trustee says the board has to balance historic preservation and managing resources for the university. Bill Johnston made the comments during Thursday's board meeting.

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Michigan Car Insurance
9:52 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Snyder proposes reform for Michigan auto insurance

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Governor Snyder has proposed revamping Michigan's auto insurance system. It would cap damages from the Michigan Catastrophic Claims fund at $1-million. 

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WMUK News
3:53 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Zapata memorial highway bill approved

Banner at Zapata's 2011 memorial service
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Interstate 94 in Kalamazoo County is just a step away from being renamed in honor of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty. State lawmakers have approved a bill to call the 25-mile stretch of freeway the "Officer Eric Zapata Memorial Highway".

Zapata was a Kalamazoo Public Safety officer who was killed while investigating reports of shots fired in the Edison neighborhood in April 2011.

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WMUK Board of Trustees
2:48 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

WMU moving forward on partnership with Cooley Law School

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Western Michigan University is moving closer to an agreement with Thomas M. Cooley Law School. During their regular board meeting on Thursday, trustees authorized Western President John Dunn to move forward to try and reach an agreement for an affiliation plan with the law school. The resolution approved by the board says that Cooley will remain an independent, non-profit school. But will be called the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. 

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