SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office is asking boaters to slow down on Indian Lake and other county lakes in order to prevent damage caused by rising water levels." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Bills that would allow the state to intervene more quickly when school districts run into money troubles are on their way to Governor Rick Snyder. The so-called “early warning” bills would trigger an escalating set of measures when a school district runs into difficulty. The measures would first have intermediate school districts step to assist in developing a fiscal recovery plan. If that fails, the state could intervene up to naming an emergency manager.

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Bishop Paul J. Bradley of Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo issued a statement praising Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change, which was released by the Vatican today. Bradley called climate change 'one of the most critically important moral issues of our day...'" (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI — The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre has named Todd Espeland as its new artistic director. Espeland is known to area theatergoers for his work as a director. He recently directed the Civic's production of "Richard III" this spring." (Kalamazoo Gazette)


A plan to allow no-reason absentee voting in Michigan is gaining significant support from Republicans.