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Several dozen people with colorful signs stand on a sidewalk. Bailey is wearing white pants and holding a sign that says "WMU works because we do"
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Western Michigan University’s faculty union says contract negotiations with the school have reached an impasse. At a rally Wednesday morning, members and supporters of the American Association of University Professors called for a higher offer.

The photo highlights a yellow-orange banner on a brick outside wall at El Sol Elementary in Kalamazoo, proclaiming that El Sol is a Promise school. The doorway to the building is in the background.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Some parents with children in Kalamazoo Public Schools are calling for the district to reopen enrollment for virtual learning.

Kalamazoo Plans To Make City Greener And Cleaner

Aug 17, 2021
Courtesy of the Kalamazoo City Planning Department

The City of Kalamazoo is working on keeping the city greener and cleaner. Monday night Commissioners expanded their Natural Features Protection Plan.

John McNeill / WMUK

Kalamazoo Sheriff Rick Fuller says his department is in mourning following the death of Deputy Ryan Proxmire over the weekend. Proxmire was shot Saturday night during a rolling gunfight in eastern Kalamazoo County.

Annette Elizabeth Allen / NPR

President Biden is set to deliver remarks on Afghanistan after a tumultuous weekend that saw the U.S.-backed government fall to the Taliban. Biden's remarks also come as chaos has enveloped Kabul and its airport as thousands of people attempt to flee the country.