SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Kalamazoo's Mayor and a City Commissioner defend the decision to remove the Fountain of the Pioneers from Bronson Park. Michigan health officials confirms a case of measles in the Detroit area. WMU softball's eight game winning streak ends. 


(MPRN-Lansing) State schools superintendent Brian Whiston is stepping down to concentrate on his battle with cancer. 

Senate Adopts Sexual Misconduct Bills

Mar 15, 2018
Michigan State University campus
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(MPRN-Lansing) The state Senate passed legislation sponsors say will increase the rights of victims of sexual assault. The bills are part of the Legislature’s response to how Michigan State University handled complaints that disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar assaulted athletes, mostly minors, under his care. 

Kalamazoo schools will mark one month since the deadly school shooting in Florida. Portage's City Council approves ordinances allowing medical marijuana businesses to set up in the city. The K-Wings drop a game at home. 

Michigan Senate Chamber - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) An effective food system in the state’s prisons should go beyond just feeding prisoners. That’s the message of some lawmakers in the state Senate.