SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Sears and Whirlpool are ending a 100 year long partnership. Paw Paw could seek tests to determine if heavy rains earlier this month brought toxic material into Maple Lake. A campaign finance complaint against Kid Rock could go forward even without a Senate campaign. 

State Capitol Rotunda - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s 0.08 percent blood-alcohol level is set to expire next year. But a bill is on its way to the governor’s desk to prevent that. 

Governor Rick Snyder - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) The ranking Democrat on the US House Oversight Committee wants to subpoena Governor Rick Snyder. Rep. Elijah Cummins (D-MD) says the governor has not been forthcoming about when he first knew about a fatal outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in Genesee County. 

Democrat Sean McCann will make another run at state Senate in 2018. Former W.K. Kellogg Foundation CEO Russell Mawby has passed away. A Kalamazoo high school principal, who is the subject of a sexual harassment lawsuit, is placed on administrative leave.

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan needs to create more opportunities for kids of color. That’s according to advocates after a new report was released Tuesday.