SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Michigan House - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) The state is inching closer toward a controversial overhaul of its car insurance law. The House Insurance Committee passed a bill Thursday with several changes. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A state lawmaker from Southwest Michigan wants to close loopholes in the state’s paternity law that led to a judge accidentally ordering a mother to share custody of her child with a rapist. 

Attorney General Bill Schuette - file photo
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(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.