SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state


(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder is boosting the position of Michigan chief medical executive to his official inner circle. The governor says he wants to streamline how critical public health information reaches him. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Legislation on child restraint in classrooms passed through a House committee Thursday. The legislation would prevent teachers from restraining or isolating a student except as a last resort in an emergency situation. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI — Drinking water might be contaminated in Kalamazoo residences after a water main break in the city." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Water systems in Kalamazoo and Portage tested positive for very low levels of chromium-6. The carcinogenic chemical was brought to light by environmental activist Erin Brockovich twenty years ago, when high levels of it were found in Hinkley, California’s drinking water.

LANSING, MI -- Electric automaker Tesla is suing a trio of statewide elected officials for the chance to sell automobiles to Michigan consumers. "Tesla will continue to fight for the rights of Michigan consumers to be able to choose how they buy cars in Michigan. Giving auto dealers a monopoly on car sales benefits them, but harms consumers," said Tesla in a statement. (Mlive)