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Art Beat: Confections With Convictions

The only crime on your mind when you walk into Confections with Convictions , the handmade gourmet chocolate shop on Crosstown Parkway in Kalamazoo, may be one of indulgence. There are truffles, rose-honey caramels with salted pistachios, and dried strawberries.

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Christopher O'Riley To Perform Ravel Concerto With Battle Creek Symphony

The Battle Creek Symphony will open its 120th season on Saturday, Oct 6 with From Russia to Ravel, featuring soloist Christopher O'Riley , who is known to millions as the long-time host, from 1999-2018, of NPR's From The Top. O'Riley and music director Anne Harrigan share their thoughts on the program, which includes Ravel's Piano Concerto in G and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.

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What Should We Ask Kalamazoo County's State Senate Candidates?

Leszek Rzoska

Kalamazoo artist Linda Rzoska (pronounced ZOO-skuh) was already a tree hugger and climber as a little girl, growing up in Bangor. As she developed an interest in art, it was only natural that her favorite topic would be trees.


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Jennifer Aniano is a teacher and says education would be one of her top priorities in she is elected to the state House.

The Democrat teaches at Loy Norrix High school. Aniano is running in the 63rd state House District, which includes eastern Kalamazoo County and part of Calhoun County.

Education

Aniano says education should include more opportunities for skilled labor and agriculture in high school curriculum. She says college should not be the only path for high school students.

Labor

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The Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo says it’s cooperating after records are seized at church offices across the state. Ten people are arraigned on misdemeanor charges related to a protest in Bronson Park, but a Kalamazoo City Commissioner isn’t one of them. An EPA hearing on PFAS’s Friday in Kalamazoo doesn’t include time for public comment. 

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(MPRN) A controversial pipeline that carries crude oil and natural gas liquids under the Straits of Mackinac is on its way toward being decommissioned. Sort of. On Tuesday, Governor Rick Snyder’s administration announced an agreement with Enbridge, the owners of the decades old Line 5 pipeline. 

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The producer of a film about a family’s dealing with mental illness says it focuses on the caregiver’s side of story. Coming Up For Air will be released next year. But scenes will be shown at an event next week in Kalamazoo.


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Kalamazoo County Commissioners approve some extra money for reducing homelessness. Governor Rick Snyder unveils a new plan for addressing PFAS contamination. A Congressional candidate is arrested at a pro-union rally in Detroit. 

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A strategy to reduce gun violence has won the support of most members of the Kalamazoo County Board. On Tuesday, commissioners passed a resolution 9-2 supporting a “red flag” law for Michigan. In states such as Indiana, those laws let a court take firearms away from someone if they are found to pose an immediate threat to themselves or others.  

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Kalamazoo County has a problem with opioids but also with methamphetamine. Officials with the county say meth-related arrests have spiked in the last year.

Keith Hall

Pianist Matthew Fries, bassist Phil Palombi, and drummer Keith Hall have performed together as Tri-Fi for over 15 years and recorded five albums. Tri-Fi will appear in concert in the Dalton Center Recital Hall on Wednesday, Oct 3 at 7:30 pm on the Bullock Performance Institute Series at WMU, but first, they showcase their chemistry in conversation with Cara Lieurance at WMUK.


WMU Students Help Sick Kids With "Magic"

Oct 2, 2018
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A group of students at Western Michigan University are devoting their time to make the days of children at local hospitals a bit more magical.


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