SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Tim Lester is the new head football coach for Western Michigan University." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- In response to recent decisions by the Michigan Court of Appeals allowing school boards to enact district-wide gun bans, Kalamazoo Public Schools will follow suit. At a Thursday meeting of the KPS Board of Education, presented the first reading of a policy prohibiting students, staff and visitors from possessing, storing, making, or using a weapon in any setting connected to the school district." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s state revenues are seeing a slight upswing, at least for the next couple budget years. That’s according to experts during the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference Thursday. 

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(MPRN-Washington D.C.) The confirmation hearing for Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has been delayed until next week. But, she’s already working to win support for her nomination and her ideas on school reform. 

"WASHINGTON – Michigan’s U.S. senators are again urging the Army Corps of Engineers to quickly finish recommendations for blocking the spread of Asian carp at a key Chicago-area chokepoint in order to keep the invasive species from reaching the Great Lakes." (Detroit Free Press)