SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) It’s an election year -- and that means lawmakers won’t be seeing much of their Lansing offices for a while. 

"George “Ed” Haring was a teacher. Those who worked with the former Kellogg Community College president said his demeanor and actions were daily lessons of kindness and thoughtfulness." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

A court date previously set for late September has been delayed for nearly two months, court records show. A motion hearing previously set for Sept. 22, and a criminal jury trial hearing previously set for Sept. 26 were rescheduled for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 17, and 9 a.m. Nov. 28, respectively, court records show. The trial is scheduled to be held in Ingham County Circuit Court Judge William E. Collette's courtroom in Mason. (Mlive)

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI — Seventy blighted houses, some dens of crime and drug activity, will be an eyesore no longer. A $1.26 million grant will pay for the demolition of up to 70 foreclosed homes across Kalamazoo County, 28 of which have been identified in the City of Kalamazoo, in the next 18 months. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"GRAND RAPIDS, MI — In the first of three Michigan campaign stops for her mother this week, Chelsea Clinton told a Grand Rapids audience that there's only one candidate on the presidential ticket with a plan that makes sense for women and their families." (MLive)