SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A day before the new legislative session starts lawmakers, business experts and people in the education community are getting serious about changing K through 12 schools in Michigan. 

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(MPRN-Washington D.C.) The Affordable Care Act is shaping up to be one of the first big battles of the new congressional session. Republicans in Congress have promised to repeal it. Democrats are girded to defend it. And there’s a lot at stake for Michigan. 


High winds have left thousands of homes without power in Southwest Michigan. 

"KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Western Michigan started off hot and never cooled down, improving to 5-1 at home this season with a 90-74 victory over visiting Toledo." (Kalamazoo Gazette/WMU Athletics)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Arcadia Brewing Co. will have an outdoor bandshell this summer thanks to a $60,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation. Arcadia's Kalamazoo brewpub and brewing facility is on the site of a longtime Consumers Energy plant which produced power for decades for the Kalamazoo area." (Kalamazoo Gazette)