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Tom Arthur/Wikicommons

(MPRN) The Michigan primary is fast approaching. Democrats and Republicans will head to the polls on August 7th to decide who they want to represent their party in the November governor’s race. Three democratic candidates hope they’ll be chosen, and money – and the television ads it buys – has played an interesting role in the Democratic race so far. 

Water being distributed in Parchment - file photo
Gordon Evans / WMUK

A town hall and open house on PFAS contamination in Parchment’s water system is being held Tuesday night.

Earlene McMichael | WMUK

A six-part documentary about slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin that debuts at 10 p.m. tonight on the Paramount Network and BET pulls from interviews with more than 100 people, among them his mother, Sybrina Fulton, who spoke in Kalamazoo last year.

WMUK did its own two interviews with Fulton in connection with her visit here. The first was in advance of her trip, the other live onstage. The live interview won an excellence award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters earlier this year.

We're reposting both conversations to coincide with the documentary's premiere. 

Andy Robins / WMUK

(MPRN) The Republican candidates for governor have been battling it out for months. There’s more money being spent on the Republican primary than recent years– and it’s being used to help the candidates go after each other. 

Bottled water is distributed in Parchment due to high levels of PFAS - file photo
Gordon Evans / WMUK

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley has declared a state of disaster for Kalamazoo County in the wake of PFAS being discovered in the Parchment water system.