SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state


(MPRN-Lansing) People would face criminal penalties for coercing someone to have an abortion under a bill in the state House. 

"Following a years-long pattern, Battle Creek Public Schools teachers will not see a pay increase this academic year. For the 2015-16 school year, BCPS teachers will neither see an across-the-board raise nor gradual increases in their salaries, called “steps,” this year, Battle Creek Education Association President Barb Giallombardo said. (Battle Creek)

"KALAMAZOO, MI — The successful completion of the $125 million Campaign for Kalamazoo College was not just a show of generosity from alumni and the community, it was a resounding endorsement of liberal arts education, said Kalamazoo College's president." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"DETROIT, MI - A congressional panel will be held in the coming weeks on revelations that Volkswagen has been tricking U.S. emissions tests for nearly half a million of its cars with diesel engines. Michigan Congressman Fred Upton, who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced the hearing alongside Pennsylvania Congressman Tim Murphy." (MLive)

"The West Michigan Whitecaps, who midway through the season began to treat each win like a celebration, saved the biggest one for the final game of the year. The Whitecaps scored three times in the fifth inning Monday and made it stand to beat Cedar Rapids 3-2 and dance to the tune of Midwest League champions." (MLive)