SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

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

(MPRN-Lansing) Members of the state House of Representatives are ready to take on a mental health overhaul when they return next week. 

Kellogg sending help in wake of Hurricane Harvey. A new community alert system ready to go in Kalamazoo County. A Battle Creek homeless shelter gets a loan to pay employees. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

(MPRN-Undated) Test scores for Michigan’s students showed some improvements, but declines in crucial subjects. 

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

(MPRN-Lansing) A former state lawmaker is asking the Michigan Supreme Court to let him run for another political office despite his promise not to. Former state Senator Virgil Smith says his plea bargain was unconstitutional. 

Schools once slated for closure in Kalamazoo and other districts open this fall under new agreements with the state. Replicas of Christopher Columbus's sailing ships will dock in South Haven this weekend. Mid-American Conference football coaches pick Western Michigan to finish second in the MAC West. 

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