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Andy Robins / WMUK

Western Michigan University Political Science Professor John Clark says the turnout for Tuesday’s primary shows people are engaged in politics. He says the excitement is visible among both Democrats and Republicans.


Earlene McMichael | WMUK

Increasing entrepreneurship could help reduce the high rate of poverty in the city of Kalamazoo, according to Neighborhood Business Coordinator Dwayne Powell Jr. He says that's why the city agreed to be a partner with the inaugural Kalamazoo Black Business Expo being held from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. 


Andrew Harnik / The Associated Press

A report finds poor communication and a lack of proper risk assessment in the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to the Flint Water Crisis. Contributor to Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau Gary Wilson says the report from the EPA’s Inspector General mainly focuses on the EPA’s Region 5 office in Chicago.


Courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring

The CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters, a Community of Caring says adults bring different skills and interests to mentoring. Amy Kuchta says the organization hopes to find 60 mentors over 60 days in the Kalamazoo area.


Gordon Evans / WMUK

Thomas Whitener says his experience as a video game designer will help him if he is elected to the state House. The Democrat says he wants to make sure the rules we have to live by in Michigan are fair for everyone.


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