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September 01 2020

Denise Crawford has come a long way from the “Blue Pad Team.” As a student at Western Michigan University, Crawford had the unenviable jo

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August 01 2020

In 2016, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation was chosen as one of 14 national sites to implement the W.K.

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July 01 2020

Family lore has it that the first word Kirsten Clemente uttered was “cucumber.” Growing up in a rural farming community in northwestern O

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June 01 2020

When Sally Hadden, an associate professor of history at Western Michigan University, saw a story about Feed the Fight — an effort to help

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May 01 2020

In 2009, Kalamazoo native and journalist Ben Lando was living in Baghdad, Iraq, when he launched Iraq Oil Report, which became a leading

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April 01 2020

Chris Praedel was born and raised in Kalamazoo and became one of the newest Kalamazoo city commissioners in November.

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March 01 2020

If you want to know how Jessica Mallow became executive director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at the tender age of 30, you have to

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February 01 2020

When Rebekah Kik looks at the streets, land and buildings of Kalamazoo, she does it with an artist’s eye. She can’t help it.

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January 01 2020

Ryan Wieber wanted to be a truck driver like his dad, but his mom had other ideas.

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December 01 2019

For half a century, the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo has worked diligently to support artists and promote art in the Kalamazoo commu

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