SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Courtesy of Zoetis/Michigan Economic Development Corporation / Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Zoetis plans to expand its manufacturing operations in the Kalamazoo area.

Rick Pluta, The Michigan Public Radio Network / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) There was a big rally at the state Capitol Wednesday to support improved mental health services and to oppose Governor Rick Snyder’s plan to overhaul how those services are paid for. 

Reports of Kellogg layoffs in Minnesota. West Michigan Congressional representatives react to FBI director James Comey's firing. WMU starts off the MAC softball tournament with a win over rival Central Michigan. 

High School team wrestling championships come to Kalamazoo's Wings Events Center. WMU falls to Michigan State in its first ever baseball game at Comerica Park. Three WMU softball players win second team all-MAC honors. 

Michigan House Republicans

(MPRN-Lansing) There were tears and hugs on the floor of the state House today as colleagues got word that state Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) took his life – one day after his second arrest on a charge of drunk driving.