SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"KALAMAZOO, MI — People in Kalamazoo County are most concerned about poverty, homelessness and employment. Those were the three most significant social issues facing people who live in the county, according to responses in a recent Kalamazoo Community Foundation survey." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"The Battle Creek Public Schools board named Kim Parker-DeVauld interim superintendent Monday night and appointed several building administrators. The board greenlighted a contract addendum for Parker-DeVauld for the 2015-16 school year." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"KALAMAZOO, MI — Kalamazoo City Commission candidate Daniel VanSweden has withdrawn his candidacy, leaving the field of candidates for the Nov. 3 election at 14. VanSweden, a Westnedge Hill resident, withdrew his candidacy in a letter to the Kalamazoo Gazette dated Aug. 14, citing family reasons." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Michigan Public Radio Network

A former staffer for embattled state representatives Todd Courser (R-Lapeer) and Cindy Gamrat (R-Plainwell) is speaking out against his former bosses. 

"Michigan’s economic development agency is preparing to eliminate jobs because of reduced revenue from the Legislature and a dispute with a Native American tribe over gaming proceeds the state receives in lieu of taxes." (Detroit News)