SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Michigan State University campus photo from Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

A lawsuit seeks to block a new redistricting commission in Michigan. A Kalamazoo organization formed to address racial disparities in infant mortality has its first CEO. Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon will retire. 

Portage City Hall - file photo by WMUK
WMUK

Two nights of debates begin in Detroit for Democrats running for President. Only incumbents are on the ballot for Portage City Council and Mayor. Elevated levels of lead are found in Benton Harbor’s water. 

Detroit - file photo from Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

Governor Whitmer says she will veto legislation that would ban flying pride flags over state buildings. Democratic Presidential candidates prepare to debate in Detroit. Kalamazoo beats Battle Creek in their final meeting of the Northwoods League baseball season.

Turn 2 Foundation and Kalamazoo Public Schools

Derek Jeter’s foundation will pay to renovate baseball and softball fields at Kalamazoo Central High School. A one-time Benton Harbor City Manager is returning to the job on an interim basis. The cost of a rescue at Sleeping Bear Dunes goes up. 

Waldo Stadium - file photo. Photo by WMUK
WMUK

Benton Harbor’s school board will send an improvement plan to the state. The state plans a health study for Parchment and Cooper Township residents affected by PFAS contamination. Incarceration rates have nearly tripled in Michigan since the late 1970s, even as crime has fallen. A Wisconsin tribe sues to shut down the Line 5 pipeline. WMU is picked to finish second in the MAC West for the upcoming football season. 

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