SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Attorney General Bill Schuette - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) President Trump’s declaration that opioid abuse is a national emergency comes without a lot of new resources for states to deal with the health threat. 

Kalamazoo's Historic Preservation Commission recommends keeping the "Fountain of the Pioneers" in Bronson Park.   Albion's mayor denies allegations that he stalked a woman who was granted a personal protection order. The principal at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School faced allegations in other states before a sexual harassment lawsuit was filed here.


(MPRN-Lansing) Kids in Michigan might get a new way to keep their criminal records clean. A bill in the state Legislature would let juveniles who meet certain requirements have their criminal record expunged – if they complete a rigorous school program. 

Sears and Whirlpool are ending a 100 year long partnership. Paw Paw could seek tests to determine if heavy rains earlier this month brought toxic material into Maple Lake. A campaign finance complaint against Kid Rock could go forward even without a Senate campaign. 

State Capitol Rotunda - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s 0.08 percent blood-alcohol level is set to expire next year. But a bill is on its way to the governor’s desk to prevent that.