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Governor Rick Snyder - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan has about 150 new laws. Governor Rick Snyder finished going through a pile of bills that were sent to him before the Legislature went on its summer break. 

The reigning World Hot Air Balloon champion wins the Battle Creek Field of Flight. Legislation would ban anchor dropping in the Straits of Mackinac. Eastern Michgian University argues against reinstating four sports programs. 

Attorney General Bill Schuette - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing)  A liberal advocacy group wants to take Attorney General Bill Schuette to the Michigan Supreme Court. Progress Michigan’s lawsuit alleges that Schuette and his staff are using their private emails for state business. 


The idea for a downtown Kalamazoo arena gets another look.  A new study estimates the cost of a new lock for Sault Ste Marie. Some construction projects will be put on hold for the July 4th holiday. 

KALAMAZOO, MI: On July 3, 2018, at about 06:50 AM, Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to the report of box cars tipped over in the downtown area. Approximately 15 cars have overturned blocking several major intersections in the downtown including Michigan Avenue and Kalamazoo Avenue. Motorists are strongly encouraged to avoid this area as significant delays are expected. The cause of the derailment is unknown at this time and is under investigation. (Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety news release)