SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A battle is brewing in the state legislature over government transparency for the governor and legislature. A large package of Freedom of Information bills that passed a House committee Thursday will likely be halted in the state Senate. 


(MPRN-Lansing) A storm that hammered the entire state with hurricane-force winds has left behind an unprecedented number of downed poles and power lines. And that poses a new danger for people still without power with the onset of freezing temperatures. 

Criminal Justice Bills Headed to Snyder's Desk

Mar 10, 2017
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan is on its way toward sweeping changes in its criminal justice system. The State Senate held the final vote on the legislative package Thursday. It’s headed to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. 

Power outages will last into the weekend. Michigan's unemployment rate ticks up slightly. WMU is eliminated from the MAC Men's Basketball Tournament. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder will create a commission this week that has the mission of tackling the problem of lead exposure.