SW Michigan

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(MPRN-Undated) Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen has been chosen by President Trump to serve on the Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals. 

State House Introduces First Responder Bills

May 8, 2017

(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers in Lansing are trying to increase penalties for attacks on first responders. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A petition campaign will launch soon to put a measure on the ballot to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Michigan. 

A Seattle man, with Kalamazoo ties, and a woman from Evanston, Illinois are the champions of this year's Kalamazoo Marathon. A new report offers praise for Kalamazoo law enforcement agencies for the response to last year's mass shooting, but also has ideas for improving communication. The start of the trial for the man accused in that shooting will be delayed by the appeal of a judge's ruling. 

From the Battle Creek Enquirer:

"A $51 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced Friday will support quality education while attempting to bridge racial and economic divides in one of Battle Creek's largest school districts."

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