SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

The battle over a ballot measure to change how Michigan draws legislative districts could go to the Michigan Supreme Court. WMU joins a national program to improve mental health of students. Bike safety bills inspired by the 2016 crash near Kalamazoo are on their way to Governor Snyder for his signature. 

Should Michigan bring back the poet laureate? Medical Marijuana creates controversy in Ross Township. A lawsuit  accusses a Zeeland nursing home or racial discrimination. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A new law extends the statute of limitations for victims of sexual assaults to file lawsuits, and for suspects to face prosecution. It was signed Tuesday by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley while Governor Rick Snyder is out of the country. 

State Capitol Rotunda - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature has sent Governor Rick Snyder the new state budget, including a provision that attempts to cut funding to Planned Parenthood. Snyder and the Legislature’s disagree on the provision, which could lead to a showdown on whether it will be enforced. 

Options unvieled for this year's Mackinac Bridge walk. Battle Creek and Kalamazoo both drop games on the baseball field.