Southwest Michigan Today Friday May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

A transportation safety group gives a poor grade to a proposed roundabout in Kalamazoo. Inaccurate information may have led to abused children being ignored by state workers. Western Michigan falls to Kent State in the Mid-American Conference Softball tournament. 

A non-profit group says a roundabout proposed for a busy Kalamazoo intersection won't do enough to keep bicyclists and pedestrians safe. The Complete Streets Coalition of Kalamazoo announced its opposition to the proposal for the intersection of Harrison, Ransom and Gull Streets. The City Commission is due to vote on the proposal Monday. (Kalamazoo Gazette

Inaccurate information about caseloads for investigating abused children were logged by state workers. The review found that Barry County was one of three counties where it was confirmed that records of meetings were falsified. That may have left some abused children ignored by state workers. (Lansing State Journal

West Michigan Congressman Justin Amash is the second Republican to co-sponsor a bill in the House calling for a nonpartisan, independent commission to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. Amash says his staff has been studying legislation to create an independent investigation after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. (Detroit News

Western Michigan has moved to the losers' bracket of the Mid-American Conference Softball Tournament. The Broncos fell to Kent State on Thursday, 9-3. The Broncos will face Akron Friday in the double elimination tournament. (WMU Athletics