"A state agency announced that utility companies need to talk about changing how they handle service shutoffs following the hypothermia-related death of a Vietnam veteran in Detroit earlier this year." Detroit Free Press)


(MPRN-Lansing) Democrats and Republicans in the state House want to end the state’s “zero tolerance” policies in schools. 

"Lansing – Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to return to Michigan Tuesday as he appears to be inching closer to joining a crowded field of Republicans running for president." (Detroit News)

"Holland, Mich. Holland Public Schools paid out $368,000 this year in incentives for 23 teachers and staff to retire early — a figure that it plans to recoup in savings throughout the next several years. The district offered a Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program to its employees this year as a cost-savings move." (Holland Sentinel)


On WestSouthwest, NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg and  a new name and mission for the Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society.