SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Lawmakers may vote today on a deal to overhaul no-fault car insurance. PFASes have turned up in wells in the Hartford area. The Detroit Metro Airport is expecting lots of travelers for Memorial Day Weekend, and the Coast Guard is reminding boaters how to stay safe. The Kalamazoo Air Zoo is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. A funeral home in Battle Creek is shutting down on orders from the state. The FBI adds to its list of alleged evidence against indicted Rep. Larry Inman.  The State Court of Appeals says a commitment ceremony is not a legal marriage. And are mushrooms the next blueberry in Michigan?

David Goldman / AP Photo

Michigan's attorney general says a law passed last year violates the state constitution. A group in Kalamazoo hopes to start a needle-exchange program. Newaygo County is home to a new restored habitat for endangered Karner Blue butterflies. The President of Kellogg Community College has announced his retirement. A Michigan women's prison has had another scabies outbreak.  Proposed legislation would let more people administer antidotes for opioids. A Catholic organization is suing over same-sex adoptions it says it shouldn't be forced to allow. Pastors in Kalamazoo organize to help a church whose building burned last week. The Coast Guard releases an app for boaters on the Great Lakes.

A traffic signal displays the word "walk" in white letters.
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A group called "Save Nazareth" hopes to save the chapterhouse at the former Nazareth College from demolition. Portage Mayor Patricia Randall will run for a second term. Drivers in the City of Kalamazoo will have to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, even when there's no stoplight. State Representative Larry Inman has been voted out of the State House Republican Caucus. An anti-abortion group has a plan for circumventing the governor's veto on a measure that would make most abortions illegal.  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer praised Fiat-Chrysler's plans to build a new plant in Detroit.

Southwest Michigan Today: Tuesday May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019
M. Spencer Green / AP Photo

New rules in the City of Kalamazoo are intended to protect natural areas. Invasive carp might be getting closer to Lake Michigan. Western Michigan University's medical school has new money available for scholarships. The state kicks off an ad campaign to promote the skilled trades. Battle Creek wants to overhaul a dangerous intersection. Lawmakers propose bills that would require candidates to state their financial interests, already a requirement in most states.

Kalamazoo Public Safety Headquarters - file photo by WMUK

GOP leaders will wait to send auto insurance bills to Governor Whitmer. Kalamazoo officials scrap plans to bring the TV show Cops to the city. A state Representative facing criminal charges says he will fight the charges and won’t resign.