SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Pressure’s growing on Michigan’s congressional Republicans who have to make a decision whether to support a healthcare overhaul that could be voted on next week. 

Attorneys for the man accused in the death of five bicyclists say he shouldn't face murder charges. January jobless rates were up in the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek labor markets over a year ago. WMU Hockey Coach Andy Murray is named the conference's coach of the year. 

Trump Budget Proposal Cuts Great Lakes Restoration

Mar 17, 2017
iStock/Elizabeth Quillian

(Great Lakes Today) The outline of President Trump’s 2018 budget is out – and it eliminates the $300 million in annual funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which finances environmental projects all over the region. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Thursday was Freedom of Information Day. To celebrate, the state House unanimously passed a package of bills meant to increase transparency in state government. 

Supporters and opponents of the Paw Paw "Redskins" at a school board meeting in February
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan State Board of Education is trying to pressure schools to drop team mascots and nicknames that are offensive to Native American tribes. 

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