SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Members of the Kalamazoo Peace Center will gather with community members Friday to protest Western Michigan University's plan to expand its business technology park onto Colony Farm Orchard. The protest is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Ayslum Lake parking lot on Drake Road." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"Lansing - Three potential Republican presidential candidates will be making to trips to Michigan in April and May. Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be the keynote speaker April 13 at a Detroit Economic Club luncheon in the Cobo Center ballroom in downtown Detroit." (Detroit News)


(MPRN) - Governor Rick Snyder says he would veto a Michigan "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" if the legislature sends it to him.

Republican State Representative Cindy Gamrat of Plainwell says she'll run for the GOP National Committee.

The Gongwer News Service says Gamrat announced her intention to run Thursday.

She faces two other candidates, including Mary Whiteford, who lost to Gamrat in the 80th House District primary last year. The other candidate is Kathy Berden of Sanilac County. Other candidates may also seek the post.

The winner will be chosen by the state Republican Party Committee.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

(MPRN) - Opponents of wolf hunting in Michigan have filed a legal challenge to a state law that bypassed two voter referendums in the question.

Voters rejected two separate wolf hunting laws adopted by the legislature but lawmakers approved a third law put before them through a petition drive. The Keep Michigan Wolves Protected lawsuit says that law violates the state constitution because it covers too many subjects. Besides setting wolf hunting rules, it also created up a million-dollar fund to fight invasive species, and money to provide free hunting and fishing licenses to veterans.