SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state


(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation that will increase fuel taxes and registration fees and re-prioritize spending to raise more than a billion to fix roads. 

"LANSING, MI — Michigan state Rep. John Kivela, D-Marquette, was arrested late Monday near Lansing for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a statement released on his behalf." (MLive)

"It didn't take four hours this time. Commissioner Dave Walters was elected mayor again by his fellow city commissioners in a split vote Tuesday night. The Ward 5 representative regained the title after losing it a year ago to Commissioner Deb Owens in a lengthy meeting." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"KALAMAZOO, MI—The Manchester Monarchs utilized five-unanswered goals, including three from Matt White, and stifling defense to defeat the Kalamazoo Wings, 7-3, Tuesday night at Wings Event Center." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will audit the state of Michigan's drinking water safety program in the wake of Flint's water crisis, which found lead in the city's water system." (Detroit Free Press)