SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will get a chance to see the water crisis in Flint firsthand when they come to the state for a March 6 debate, two days before Michigan’s presidential primary election." (Detroit Free Press)

"The US Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan officials testified Wednesday before a congressional committee on Flint’s lead-contaminated drinking water." (WDET)


(MPRN-Lansing) A bill meant to clarify what civic and school officials can tell residents about local ballot measures is moving forward in the state House. 


(MPRN-Lansing) An overhaul of Michigan’s child foster care system is showing results, and the state is moving closer to ending a federal judge’s oversight. 

"MATTAWAN, MI -- Drug and compound testing company MPI Research plans to spend $5 million to upgrade facilities at its Mattawan headquarters and add up to 130 jobs by the end of this year. Separately, company founder William U. Parfet, 69, has announced his retirement, stating in a Jan. 27 letter to company customer and suppliers that MPI has a bright future and is poised to become the world's fourth largest preclinical contract research company." (Kalamazoo Gazette)