SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"Michigan’s statewide unemployment rate dipped by one-tenth of a percentage point during May, but not because more people found work. The rate of 4.7 percent came about because 6,000 men and women quit looking for work, according to data released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget." (Detroit News)

"WASHINGTON – The U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved legislation that could eventually provide millions more in additional funding to replace lead service lines and make other water infrastructure improvements in cities like Flint and across the nation." (Detroit Free Press)

"Marshall Public Schools could be on its way to earning $3 million more from the state because it is annexing Albion Public Schools, officials said Wednesday." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"PORTAGE, MI -Supporters and opponents of a proposed Portage non-discrimination ordinance showed their passion as more than 50 people turned out to express their views on whether the city should have a law to protect gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender individuals." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)


One of the bicyclists injured in last week’s crash north of Kalamazoo has been discharged from the hospital.