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State Representative Mary Whiteford says she hopes to work on improving broadband access, bringing down auto insurance costs and mental health access if she wins a second full term in the state House.

Kalamazoo Group Plans "Tiny Houses" To Help The Homeless

Oct 11, 2018
Gwendolyn Hooker / HOPE Through Navigation

A new group called HOPE Through Navigation believes “tiny houses” can have a big impact on the homeless population in Kalamazoo. The group’s founder, Gwendolyn Hooker, says she was inspired to start HOPE after seeing homeless people being denied housing because they had past criminal convictions.

Andy Robins / WMUK

WMUK and Western Michigan University’s Institute of Government and Politics present a forum on Thursday October 25th with the candidates running for state Senate in Kalamazoo County. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Mount Ever-Rest is different from Kalamazoo’s other cemeteries, and Jeff Sarnacki wants to know why.

SPAN Targets Suicide In Kalamazoo County

Oct 9, 2018
Gryphon Place

The revived Suicide Prevention Action Network, or SPAN, debuted in Kalamazoo on Tuesday, October 9. Kristen Smith is the coalition chairwoman for the initiative at Gryphon Place. Smith says SPAN includes people in the community and mental health providers dedicated to preventing suicide.