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10:49 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Flaming meteors and comets, oh my!

Meteorite explodes over Russia in February
Credit AP Photo / Nasha Gazeta

Shortly after a large meteorite exploded over Russia last month, some people started thinking about a much larger event millions of years ago. Scientists believe that a massive meteorite impact probably doomed the dinosaurs to extinction. That makes many wonder if we could be next.  

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Kenyan Elections
9:10 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Paw Paw Couple observes election in Kenya, could be there for run-off

Line outside polling station in Lumakanda
Credit Peacemaking in Africa Blog

A Paw Paw couple worked as election observers on Monday in Kenya. It was the first election held in the African nation since a new Constitution was ratified. Joe and Kathy Ossman spoke by Skype with WMUK's Gordon Evans on Tuesday morning.

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WMUK News
8:18 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Battle Creek a "Beacon Community"

Battle Creek City Hall (file photo)
Credit WMUK

Battle Creek is the first city in the nation chosen to be a “Beacon Community”. More than a hundred area leaders began meeting Tuesday, March 5th, to learn about the three-year project organizers hope will help deal with community problems. 

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Sequestration in Michigan
8:55 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Michigan Citizen Action Director calls for "balanced approach" to deficit reduction

File photo of W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek. The tower could be closed because of federal sequestration.
Credit The Associated Press

The sequester has been place since Friday. The across the board spending cuts went into effect when no agreement could be reached on a deal to reduce the federal budget deficit. Michigan Citizen Action Executive Director Linda Teeter spoke with WMUK's Gordon Evans on the cuts Monday morning.

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Federal budget sequester
9:29 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Congressman Fred Upton discusses sequester and federal deficit reduction

File photo of Air National Guard Base in Battle Creek. The White House says military facilities will be hurt by sequester
Credit The Associated Press

Across the board budget cuts known as "sequestration" are taking effect on Friday. West Michigan Congressman says no one wanted the sequestration to take effect. But he says lawmakers have to work on long-term deficit reduction. 

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