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Steve Giovinco

There is magic in the night. And mystery. And, sometimes, fear. These are some of the things that draw photographer Steve Giovinco to the night. Night-time photography is his passion. His photography has been exhibited around the world.

Andrew Robins / WMUK

Kalamazoo has its first new mayor in 12 years. Voters picked City Commissioner David Anderson to replace outgoing Mayor Bobby Hopewell on Tuesday, November 5. According to unofficial returns, Anderson defeated three other candidates on the ballot after gaining Hopewell's endorsement.

Flint Water Crisis Doctor Speaks In Kalamazoo

Nov 5, 2019
Carlos Osorio / AP Photo

The pediatrician who exposed the Flint water crisis is bringing her message to Kalamazoo. Mona Hanna-Attisha will speak at a forum on lead paint in Kalamazoo on Wednesday, November 6.

WMU Group Seeks More Teachers Of Color

Nov 4, 2019

Three Kalamazoo Public School graduates at Western Michigan University have started a campus group trying to increase the number of minority teachers. Future Teachers of Color (FTC) was founded by three students in Western's College of Education: Sarah Giramia, Hailey Timmerman, and William Wright. It provides support and resources to minority students pursuing careers in teaching. Correction: an earlier version of this story misspelled the name of Sarah Giramia. 

Defensive back Malik Rucker catches a pass during the Western Michigan University NFL Pro Day football drills, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Kalamazoo, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Carlos Osario / The Associated Press

An expert on sports and social justice says it’s likely that college athletes will eventually be able to make money off their name and likeness. Richard Lapchick is president of the Institute for Sports and Social Justice at the University of Central Florida. He will speak Monday night at Kalamazoo College.