SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Unemployment rates for April are down in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, compared to a year ago. Petitions can be circulated beginning Friday for Kalamazoo City Commission and Mayor. WMU hopes to avoid elimination after falling to rival CMU in the MAC baseball tournament. 

State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Controversial legislation surrounding license plate fundraising is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. 

Michigan's U.S. Senators propose new pipeline safety legislation. A student group seeks a court injunction over free speech at Kellogg Community College. WMU gets an extra inning win to start the MAC baseball tournament. 

State Senator Margaret O'Brien - file photo

(MPRN-Lansing) If you want to take your favorite dog out to eat with you, you might soon be in luck. The State senate passed a bill Wednesday to allow restaurants to have dogs on their outdoor patios. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A state House committee held its first hearing Wednesday on legislation that would outlaw “sanctuary cities” in Michigan.