SW Michigan

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(MPRN-Detroit) Gov. Rick Snyder says he’s open to the idea of the state taking over debt from Detroit Public Schools (DPS). A long-awaited report released this week by the Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren recommended the move. 


(MPRN-Lansing) The legal team fighting Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban has settled on a well-known litigator for LGBT rights to argue the case before the US Supreme Court. 

Miller Not Ruling Out Run for Governor in 2018

Mar 31, 2015

(Lansing-Gongwer News Service) Michigan Congresswoman Candice Miller is not ruling out a run for governor in 2018.  

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(Lansing-Gongwer News Service) The sponsor of a proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the Michigan Legislature says the bill should move forward despite the national controversy surrounding a similar law in Indiana. 

While consultants and teachers have issued their recommendations on which Battle Creek elementary schools should close, no decisions have been made, Superintendent Linda Hicks told parents Monday. Some 80 parents and residents attended the meeting at Battle Creek Central High School's McQuiston Center. (Battle Creek Enquirer)