SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Voting sign outside polling place - file photo by Andrew Robins, WMUK
Andrew Robins / WMUK-FM

Another auto insurance reform bill is passed in the state Legislature. Perrigo sells its animal health business. A settlement allows posting some ballot pictures on social media. 

Kalamazoo Schools Administration Building - file photo by WMUK

KPS Superintendent Michael Rice is set to become Michigan’s next state Superintendent of Public Instruction. Voters back a school infrastructure proposal in Comstock and a request for roads in Emmet Township. Auto insurance changes pass the Michigan Senate. 

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.