SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state


(MPRN-Lansing) A controversial portion of the state’s budget will be in court Wednesday. The hearing will decide whether private schools can spend money given to them in the state budget. Even though that portion of the budget is in the middle of a lawsuit. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Secretary of State is willing to turn over some voter information to a federal commission. President Donald Trump wants voter names, addresses, party affiliation and voting records. This is part of a commission’s investigation into voter fraud. 

A proposed redevelopment of the former paper mill in Vicksburg. Pilots from Michigan and Texas lead the hot air balloon championships in Battle Creek. Records show judges were pressured to keep quiet about problems with Michigan's unemployment agency. 

A large grant for fighting racism in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and other Michigan cities.  A former Michigan Supreme Court Justice gets in the race for U.S. Senate. A new elections director will take over in Michigan. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Charities might once again be able to tap on your car window to ask for a donation. The practice was wiped out last August. That’s because the state Attorney General issued an opinion saying it was illegal.