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An election fraud case against the Southfield City Clerk will proceed

The Michigan Court of Appeals has reinstated four charges of election fraud against Southfield City Clerk Sherikia Hawkins. The attorney general’s office says the alleged fraud appears to be an attempt to cover up a bureaucratic error.

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Kalamazoo Film Society announces a Campion film discussion and a State Theatre screening

Dhera Strauss and Madeline Cimini join Cara Lieurance to catch up on the activities of the Kalamazoo Film Society , starting with a Virtual Lobby Discussion at 7 pm Thursday, Jan 20. The topic is Jane Campion's first film in 12 years, The Power of the Dog . Moderated by Mike Milchak and Chad Campbell, the virtual discussion will be held over Zoom. Access to the discussion is available by emailing kalfilmsociety (at) yahoo.com. Then on Feb 11, the KFS will sponsor a showing of the 2001...

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A man wearing blue jeans pushes a cart full of absentee ballots organized into rows
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The Michigan Court of Appeals has reinstated four charges of election fraud against Southfield City Clerk Sherikia Hawkins. The attorney general’s office says the alleged fraud appears to be an attempt to cover up a bureaucratic error.

A group of people stands spread-out along a sidewalk, holding signs and wearing anti-Covid masks. They are dressed in mostly dark heavy winter clothing
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Western Michigan University’s president on Thursday told the school’s trustees that he’s taking steps to listen more to members of the campus community. But Edward Montgomery defended his leadership of the school in the wake of a faculty no-confidence vote.


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For the first time, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra will feature not one but two Gold medalists of the Stulberg International String Competition. At 7:30 pm Saturday, Jan 22 in Miller Auditorium, Dongyoung Shim (2020) and Keila Wakao (2021) will perform Bach's  Concerto for 2 Violins, BWV 1043 in a concert led by resident conductor Daniel Brier. All three joined Cara Lieurance to preview the concert. 


Ian Kerr

The nation’s leading journal of book reviews, Kirkus Reviews, critiques thousands of books through their Indie program every year. Of those books, only one hundred nationwide make the list of Best Indie Books each year in the December issue of Kirkus Reviews magazine. One of those chosen few was a children’s book by Elissa Kerr. The Sweetest Season is a children’s book that Kerr published through her business, Scenic Route Publishing.


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Some Michigan prison workers are now able to return to work sooner after getting COVID-19.

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In a politically charged decision, the Kalamazoo County board has picked a new Interim Director to step in when the current administrator steps down in two weeks.

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An increase in COVID infection rates prompted over a thousand people to sign a petition at Western Michigan University calling for a return to online learning for the first part of the Spring 2022 semester.

Members of the group stand near a lectern. They are wearing t-shirts and carrying signs supporting "One Fair Wage."
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A petition to raise Michigan’s minimum wage will likely move another step toward signature-gathering. Its summary language is scheduled for consideration at a Board of State Canvassers meeting tomorrow. The Board will also consider language for petitions on abortion rights and election audits.

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Dhera Strauss and Madeline Cimini join Cara Lieurance to catch up on the activities of the Kalamazoo Film Society, starting with a Virtual Lobby Discussion at 7 pm Thursday, Jan 20. 

The topic is Jane Campion's first film in 12 years, The Power of the Dog. Moderated by Mike Milchak and Chad Campbell, the virtual discussion will be held over Zoom. Access to the discussion is available by emailing kalfilmsociety (at) yahoo.com.

State Capitol - file photo. Photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
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(MPRN-Lansing) COVID-19 is canceling votes and meetings this week in the Michigan House of Representatives. House Speaker Jason Wentworth said Monday that a number of lawmakers and staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus or been exposed to someone who’s tested positive.

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