SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Swimmers are advised to stay out of Kalamazoo County's Woods Lake. The Michigan Court of Appeals will hear a case over Nestle's efforts to pump more groundwater. PFAS contamination is found at another military base in Michigan. 

A plea deal is reached in an embezzlement case related to a non-profit foundation launched after the 2016 shooting spree in Kalamazoo. The Michigan Civil Rights Commission plans to continue investigating allegations of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The North American International Auto Show in Detroit will move from January to June for 2020. 


It's the beginning of the school year for some Kalamazoo Public Schools students. The FireKeepers Casino is expanding its hotel.  A state court of appeals decision means some pot not covered by Michigan's Medical Marijuana Law. WMU has a new vice president for diversity and inclusion. The Growlers set a new franchise record for wins, while the Bombers get swept in a double header heading into the Northwoods League All-Star break. A nature preserve gets an award for conservation.

The Michigan attorney general says the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act does not protect sexual orientation or gender identity. A former WMU vice president resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment. A state report spells out the worst case scenario for an oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac. Action, or lack of it by the state Legislature could impact a proposed settlement between Michigan State University and sexual assault survivors. A new report finds Michigan, like most states, doesn't test for lead in school drinking water. 

Battle Creek City Hall - file photo

PFAS turn up in wells near the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base. Kalamazoo County Commissioners say many of their constituents are skeptical about a taxpayer-funded event center. Battle Creek City Commissioners will interview applicants for a vacancy on the commission at the end of the month. The U.S. Education Department says Michigan's special educaiton programs need intervention. Michigan State University says it should not be the subject of a lawsuit claiming that a woman was discouraged from reporting a rape by three basketball players.