SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Stryker's Plan for a new research facility in Portage gets a boost from the state. Michigan's Elections Director is retiring. The Trump administration is delaying a tentative plan for stopping the spread of Asian Carp. WMU Men's Basketball winning streak hits seven. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A bottled water company wants permission to pump more water from the Muskegon River Watershed. Local environmental groups are pushing back. They want the state Department of Environmental Quality to slow down the approval process. 

Perrigo is cutting 750 jobs, and its Chief Financial Officer is leaving for another company. Benton Harbor's mayor says the job should be full-time. Lansing's Mayor won't run for re-election. WMU athletes honored for their performance on the court and on the diamond. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Plans to overhaul how Michigan deals with struggling schools will see continued discussion this week in a state Senate committee. 

Bridge recently named 54 Academic State Champs in Michigan. Computer Assisted Reporting Specialist Mike Wilkinson joined WMUK's Gordon Evans for WestSouthwest to explain how the schools were selected, and how Kalamazoo's high schools stack up.