SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Senate is back on break until after the election, but when they get back they have made a major piece of legislation a top priority. An overhaul to Michigan’s energy policy will be one of the first items up for vote when the Senate meets again. 

"The Michigan House of Representatives has reached a settlement with aides to former Reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat who sued on claims the legislators fired them for refusing to help cover up their extra-marital affair and alleged misconduct." (Detroit News)

"GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Police arrested eight pimps and recovered a human-trafficking victim in Metro Grand Rapids as part of a nationwide initiative to rescue juveniles being trafficked as prostitutes in the U.S. and overseas." (MLive)

"MACKINAW CITY, MI — Divers could begin installing new anchor supports on the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac next week after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a work permit, the company said." (MLive)

"KALAMAZOO, MI – The city of Kalamazoo's Parks and Recreation Department kicked off their capital campaign to fundraise for renovations to Bronson park with a party Thursday night." (Kalamazoo Gazette)