SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

A state report spells out the worst case scenario for an oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac. Action, or lack of it by the state Legislature could impact a proposed settlement between Michigan State University and sexual assault survivors. A new report finds Michigan, like most states, doesn't test for lead in school drinking water. 

Battle Creek City Hall - file photo

PFAS turn up in wells near the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base. Kalamazoo County Commissioners say many of their constituents are skeptical about a taxpayer-funded event center. Battle Creek City Commissioners will interview applicants for a vacancy on the commission at the end of the month. The U.S. Education Department says Michigan's special educaiton programs need intervention. Michigan State University says it should not be the subject of a lawsuit claiming that a woman was discouraged from reporting a rape by three basketball players.  

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about whether a redistricting proposal can go on the November ballot. 

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A meeting on PFAS contamination in Richland Township is tonight. MSU's new permanent athletic director gets a big raise. Ground breaking on the new bridge crossing between Detroit and Canada. A Southwest Michigan restaurant owner gets a reprieve in his deportation case. Michigan State University trustees approve hiring a new athletic director. 


The state begins testing wells in Otsego for chemical contamination after residents raise concerns. Portage Schools and the district's teachers have a new three year contract. A Kalamazoo city parking lot is sold for a site that will include offices and apartments. Oaklawn Hospital's CEO will resign early next month.