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students gather around a medical dummy on a floor in a classroom
Ben Margot / AP Images

Too many Kalamazoo-area high school students are missing out on  training that could prepare them for well-compensated work. That’s the message from the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency, which is seeking a 1-mill, 20-year tax this November to support career and technical education.

Kalamazoo City Hall - file photo. Photo by Sehvilla Mann, WMUK
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo voters will elect a new mayor and three city commissioners on November 5th. WMUK co-sponsored two candidate forums in October, during which candidates answered questions on a wide range of issues.

ISAAC Kalamazoo Holds Issues Convention

Oct 28, 2019
Amy Peterson / ISAAC

The Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy & Action in the Community is choosing its priorities for the next two years, and it wants your help.

A bin in the foreground is full of metal scraps and cans. There are more blue bins behind it and a large blue pole-barn style building behind it, where trash is dumped.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Paul Tatum is serious about recycling.

“This planet is not going to last very long if people keep throwing crap into landfills. These landfills can’t hold everything that all these people are throwing away that don’t seem to care about recycling stuff,” Tatum said as he heaved items into the big blue bins at Republic Services off Cork Street in Kalamazoo one day this summer.

Kalamazoo Gets A Place For Homeless Veterans

Oct 24, 2019
Ben Gretchko / WMUK

Kalamazoo County’s Public Housing Commission is holding a press conference this Friday. It’s announcing the opening of a house for homeless veterans.