SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has again urged the city of Battle Creek to ditch a proposal that would regulate panhandling after a set of ordinances this week made it past the first vote needed to become law." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"ALLEGAN, MI -- Generic and store brand pharmaceuticals maker Perrigo Co. PLC announced plans Wednesday to buy a Georgia-based seller of health and personal care products." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"Michigan’s unemployment rate in July dipped slightly by one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.5%, according to data released today by the State of Michigan." (Detroit Free Press)

"A federal appeals court panel on Wednesday denied Michigan’s emergency request to implement its new straight-ticket voting ban for the November election, but Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette vowed another last-minute appeal to the full court." (Detroit News)

"WASHINGTON — A restaurateur from southwest Michigan who was ordered deported by an immigration judge more than a decade ago will get another chance to convince authorities to allow him to remain in the U.S. because of deteriorating conditions in Turkey." (Detroit Free Press)