SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"LANSING, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Friday, July 15 on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Joseph Zangaro, a retired first lieutenant of the Michigan State Police and Chief Bailiff of Berrien County Courthouse who was killed Monday, July 11 while on duty." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"Emmett Township officials did nothing wrong in creating a water and sewer board and collecting additional compensation, Calhoun County Prosecutor David Gilbert said Thursday." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder's choice of a former oil and gas industry lobbyist and executive to head the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality set off a firestorm of criticism Thursday, with at least one environmentalist saying Heidi Grether should recuse herself from pending decisions on the controversial Enbridge Line 5 pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac." (Detroit Free Press)


(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder has asked the Michigan Supreme Court to offer an opinion on whether it’s ever possible for the state to give money to a private or parochial school. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A new law will help victims of domestic violence get out of shared cell phone plans with their accused abusers.