SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees has interviewed three candidates for the school's next president recommended by a search committee, the university reports. The 22-member Presidential Search Advisory Committee spent two days in late March conducting airport interviews with nine candidates selected from the 78 people in the candidate pool, the university said." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County's convention and visitors bureau has sued its economic development organization over the use of the region's 269 area code. Discover Kalamazoo filed a lawsuit Tuesday, April 4, in U.S. District Court alleging Southwest Michigan First has infringed on its trademark rights to 269.

A bipartisan cross section of Michigan's Congressional delegation is calling for President Donald Trump's administration to avoid cuts to Medicare Advantage coverage. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price sent Friday, U.S. Reps. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, and Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, asked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to "ensure that these seniors maintain their retirement certainty and avoid disruption by stopping this proposed reduction to MA Retiree Coverage," and expressed their "deep concerns" with proposed cuts. (M-Live)

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Michigan Congressman Fred Upton wants the federal government to label North Korea as a sponsor of terrorism. Upton joined other U.S. House leaders in passing two bills Monday that restrict trade and foreign aid to North Korea. 

Lansing – Michigan Twitter feeds were flooded with fake, untrustworthy or otherwise dubious “news” accounts in the run-up to and immediate aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, according to a new study. (The Detroit News)