SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Gordon Evans / WMUK-FM

The Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo says it’s cooperating after records are seized at church offices across the state. Ten people are arraigned on misdemeanor charges related to a protest in Bronson Park, but a Kalamazoo City Commissioner isn’t one of them. An EPA hearing on PFAS’s Friday in Kalamazoo doesn’t include time for public comment. 


Kalamazoo County Commissioners approve some extra money for reducing homelessness. Governor Rick Snyder unveils a new plan for addressing PFAS contamination. A Congressional candidate is arrested at a pro-union rally in Detroit. 

Water being distributed in Parchment - file photo
Gordon Evans / WMUK

Backers of legalizing marijuana unveil a study showing a revenue windfall for the state. Georgia-Pacific will work with the state on identifying where PFAS’s came from in Parchment. A WMU freshman is the MAC West offensive player of the week. 

Michigan Supreme Court Building - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

The founder of WMU-Cooley Law School is remembered for his role in legal education. August unemployment rates dropped, compared to a year ago, for the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek labor markets. Long lines are expected Monday at Michigan Secretary of State branch offices. 

Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

Questions continue about Michigan’s Child Protective Services. A deal is reached in a labor dispute so road work can start again. WMU volleyball loses on the road.