SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) State House Republicans are aggressively pushing through an income tax cut and rollback, despite numerous questions raised during a committee hearing about what funding cuts could happen in other areas if the bill passes. 


(MPRN- Undated) A federal appeals court says the Jackson County Commission regularly violated the US Constitution by opening its meetings with a Christian prayer. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals held the commission violated the Establishment Clause. 

The past two months have been a bevy of questions surrounding the move of football coach P.J. Fleck from Western Michigan to Minnesota but at the forefront has been "Row the Boat." The energetic coach has been using the phrase verbally at his new job leading the Golden Gophers football program, but he did not own the rights to it, Western Michigan did. As of Wednesday morning, that has changed. (Mlive)

You can now text an emergency in Kalamazoo County. The Kalamazoo County Consolidated Dispatch Authority’s has been working on the Text-to-9-1-1 service since August of last year.

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Paramount Charter Academy will offer a new kindergarten program for students who need a bit more time to prepare. The program, called young 5s, will allow students an extra year of kindergarten to adjust socially and academically before advancing to first grade. There are 18 spots available in the fall for children who are 5 years old before Dec. 1. (Kalamazoo Gazette)