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WMUK News
11:57 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Oil-for-Carbon Bills Signed

State Rep. Aric Nesbitt speaks during the bill signing ceremony at WMU's Geological Repository.
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State Representative Aric Nesbitt says new laws on oil drilling will benefit Michigan’s economy and its environment. That’s because they promote carbon sequestration as a way to squeeze oil from underused wells.

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed House Bills 4885, 5254, 5255 and 5274 at the Western Michigan University Geological Repository Tuesday morning.

Operators pump carbon dioixde gas down a well to force oil to rise to the surface. The gas is meant to stay underground indefinitely, out of the atmosphere where it would contribute to the greenhouse effect.

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Education and Democracy
2:32 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Activist and Educator Bill Ayers speaks at WMU

Bill Ayers - file photo
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Interview with Bill Ayers recorded March 19th

Update: Bill Ayers was interviewed on March 19th. WMUK planned to air a longer version of the interview in WestSouthwest. That was preempted for an update on the court over Michigan's same-sex marriage ban. This post has been updated to include the longer version of the interview with Ayers.  

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WMUK News
11:37 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Portage Picks Deputy Acting City Manager

Members of the Portage City Council discuss the search for a permanent city manager.
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WMUK's Sehvilla Mann reports on Portage's city manager situation

The City of Portage will go at least a couple of weeks without an acting city manager when Maurice Evans retires April 1. 

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NCAA Basketball Tournament
9:06 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Kalamazoo Gazette Reporter Breaks Down WMU's Loss in NCAA Tournament

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Interview with David Drew

    

Western Michigan's men's basketball season ended on Thursday with a 77-53 loss to Syracuse in the NCAA tournament. 

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Upton
7:28 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Congressman Fred Upton Discusses General Motors Recall, Ukraine and Immigration

U.S. Capitol
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Interview with Fred Upton - web version

    

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says he hopes to get the bottom of why it took so long for General Motors to recall vehicles due to problems with an ignition switch. 

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