SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

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. 

Michigan House - file photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

A dam on the Kalamazoo River is the highest priority removal project in the state. The state House speaker calls for an indicted House member to resign. Battle Creek based Summit Pointe settles a fine with the state. 

State Capitol - file photo. Photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

A Kalamazoo County Commissioner is running for state House next year. Governor Whitmer vows to veto bills banning an abortion procedure. Photos and videos show the damage done by an anchor strike to the Line 5 pipelines.