SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

A state of disaster due to flooding includes Kalamazoo, Allegan, Barry and St. Joseph Counties. The state launches a pilot program to combine mental and physical health services. Traverse City Schools Superintendent gets a contract extension even though an investigation has been launched into possible gender-based discrimination. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Democratic and Republican candidates for state office want to increase transparency in Michigan’s government. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Supreme court will decide whether fees imposed on defendants by judges are taxes in disguise. Shawn Cameron Junior is fighting a $1,611 fee to cover the costs of prosecuting him for assault. 

The state Senate moves legislation designed to prevent sexual abuse in the wake of the scandal at Michigan State University. A Kalamazoo church says it will offer sanctuary to a woman facing deportation. WMU softball ends its Florida trip with the Broncos' eighth straight win. The K-Wings move back into their division's final playoff spot. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder’s budget chief says plans are underway to fund improved school safety.