SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"KALAMAZOO, MI — A local Black Lives Matter chapter is planning a Friday rally and an undisclosed "shutdown action" on city streets, a move that has police preparing to allow the demonstration but react to any problems that develop." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"CLEVELAND — Four years ago at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, it was oysters and champagne for Gov. Rick Snyder. This year in Cleveland, it was “build your own paella.” (Detroit Free Press)

"Michigan will see significant stage time next week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where four speakers with deep ties to the Great Lakes state will join a lineup that includes past, current and potential presidents." (Detroit News)

"Stryker Corp. posted sales growth of 16.6 percent for the second quarter, although net income dipped. The Kalamazoo-based Stryker (NYSE: SYK) this afternoon reported quarterly sales of $2.84 billion, versus $2.43 billion for the second quarter in 2015. Organic sales growth accounted for 6.6 percent of the increase." (MiBiz)

"KALAMAZOO, MI — An emergency cooling center will open in Kalamazoo in the case of a heat advisory. " (Kalamazoo Gazette)