SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

LANSING, MI --" Kalamazoo Superintendent Michael Rice, 56, was named to the leadership role overseeing Michigan’s education system Tuesday. The State Board of Education chose Rice as the new state superintendent Tuesday, May 7, after a second round of interviews in Lansing." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Kalamazoo City Hall - file photo by Sehvilla Mann, WMUK
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A new report finds more sites of PFAS contamination across the country. Kalamazoo City Commissioners approve new regulations on using fireworks. The Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi is recognized for conservation. 

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

Members of Michigan’s Congressional delegation move to give Iraqis scheduled to deportation a chance to argue for staying. New elder abuse legislation could move this week in Lansing. A man from Clawson and woman from Portage finish first in the Kalamazoo Marathon. 

Downtown Kalamazoo from Prospect Hill at Western Michigan University - file photo by WMUK

Legislation forgiving some snow days from this past winter is headed to the governor. Enbridge still hasn’t released a report on last year’s anchor strike on the Line 5 oil pipelines. A new name for Battle Creek’s Heritage Tower. 

Michigan’s corrections budget could penalize counties that don’t hold undocumented people for federal authorities. State health officials say don’t touch foam with PFAS’s. A new cybersecurity institute opens in the Upper Peninsula.