SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

A new CEO for Kalamazoo's Lakeside Home for Children. Battle Creek's fire chief is stepping down, at least for now. Some schools in Southwest Michigan respond to concerns about violence. WMU men's basketball wins in overtime over rival Central Michigan.

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(MPRN-Lansing) A high school freshman came to the state Capitol Tuesday to advocate on behalf of sexual assault legislation. 

The city of Kalamazoo considers selling a downtown parking lot for a new mixed-use development.  Jackson County's Sheriff apologizes, but doesn't plan to resign over offensive comments. A new bag policy begins April first at Miller Auditorium. 

Kalamazoo Central High School students launch a petition calling for "sensible gun control policy."   Another Republican gets in the race for state Senate in St. Joseph, Cass and Berrien Counties. WMU wraps up the first weekend of the baseball season. The K-Wings lose in overtime, but get a point in the standings.


(MPRN-Lansing) The state is warning prospective patients they should not go through marijuana suppliers to apply for medical marijuana cards.