SW Michigan

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Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing)  The state Legislature was back in session for its first day of voting yesterday. A crowd of protestors gathered to – quote – “reject the Trump agenda.” Their issues ranged from immigration to equality to standing up to hate speech.

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing)  Governor Rick Snyder plans to roll out a recycling initiative later this fall. And legislation aimed at changing how Michigan recycles is already in the works. 

WMU's faculty union says it has a tentative contract agreement with the university. Governor Rick Snyder and others call for action to protect "Dreamers." Portage has a new policy if ever faced with an "active shooter" situation. 

A new report warns of problems despite Michigan's lower unemployment rate. A white supremacist group files a lawsuit to hold a rally at Michigan State University. The Mid-American Conference names Darius Phillips the special teams player of the week.

Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network / Michigan Public Radio Network

The Legislature ends its summer recess this week and returns to Lansing. Governor Rick Snyder will have a to-do list waiting.