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Future of Education
1:36 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Education Conference Thursday in Kalamazoo

Credit The Center for Michigan

Last month the Center for Michigan released a report on what citizens want from the education system in the state. The Ann Arbor-based think tank’s President John Bebow says a year and a half listening tour was followed up with two scientific surveys. The Center for Michigan is holding a conference on the future of education Thursday in Kalamazoo. 

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Bacterial Meningitis death
8:18 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Kalamazoo College responds to death of student from bacterial meningitis

Stetson Chapel
Credit WMUK - file photo

A 19 year old Kalamazoo College student has died from bacterial meningitis. Emily Stillman died early Sunday morning of complications from the disease. 

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WMUK News
1:02 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Michigan "Right to Work" law faces lawsuit

Anti-right to work protestors face State Police in Lansing in December (file photo)
Credit The Associated Press

Opponents of Michigan’s new “Right to Work” law have asked a judge in Lansing to throw it out. The Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed the motion in Ingham County Circuit Court Thursday. It amends a lawsuit filed early last month when Republican legislative leaders closed the Capitol Building to the public during protests against the law. This week, Governor Rick Snyder asked the Michigan Supreme Court to rule on whether or not the “Right to Work” statute is constitutional.

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Child Poverty
7:39 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Kids Count report shows child well being slips

Foreclosed house - file photo
Credit AP photo

The latest report on child well-being in Michigan finds more children living in poverty. The Kids Count report released Wednesday finds child poverty went up 28% in Michigan from 2005 to 2011. 

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National Security
7:31 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses counter-terrorism and the changing battle against Al Qaida

BP natural gas plant in Algeria where hostages were taken in January
Credit AP photo

NPR correspondent Dina Temple-Raston covers counter-terrorism, including legal issues, national security and the changing nature of groups like Al Qaida. Temple-Raston will speak at Western Michigan University’s Fetzer Center at 11:00 Monday morning

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