SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Zika Cases Up in Michigan

Sep 15, 2016

"Since late August, when 31 cases of Zika virus had been confirmed in Michigan residents this year, the number has grown to 53, state health officials said Thursday." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

US Senate Passes Water Bill With $100M for Flint Pipes

Sep 15, 2016

"WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed sweeping legislation authorizing water-related projects around the nation, including at least $100 million to replace and repair lead water pipes in Flint." (The Detroit Free Press)

Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Flint) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump kept a promise Wednesday to visit Flint. But he was not greeted warmly in a city that’s struggling with a water crisis caused by government dysfunction. 

"Michigan's estimated median household income was $51,084 in 2015, up 2.4 percent from 2014 and, factoring inflation, the state's biggest increase since 1999, according to U.S. Census data released Thursday, Sept. 15." (MLive)

"A final vote on whether to prohibit adult businesses from operating on Dickman Road will be delayed so city officials can provide more information to commissioners." (Battle Creek Enquirer)