SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Work begins on renovations of Kalamazoo's Bronson Park. Recall petitions are approved for Bedford Township's Supervisor. Benton Harbor's School Board names an interim superintendent. A WMU infielder is the MAC's co-baseball player of the week. 

State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Bills in the state Legislature would require schools to teach what’s called affirmative consent – or “yes means yes” -- as part of sex education. 

The case over people falsely accused of unemployment fraud is headed to the Michigan Supreme Court. The state's Revised School code needs an update. WMU softball splits a double header. WMU baseball gets a win as a junior ties the school record for hits in a game. The K-Wings come up a win short of making the playoffs. 

Guns On School Grounds Case To Be Heard Next Week

Apr 5, 2018
Michigan Supreme Court Building - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A major firearms case will be debated in front of the Michigan Supreme Court next week. But advocates on both sides say it’s about more than whether someone can carry a firearm on school grounds.

A leak in the Straits of Mackinac comes from electrical transmission lines, not an oil pipeline. The Agriculture Secretary tries to reassure farmers about trade during a visit to Michigan. WMU drops a softball game to rival Central Michigan as a second game is called off due to weather.