SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Four candidates for mayor of Kalamazoo and eight candidates for city commission are set to appear on the ballot. The Attorney General’s office says the governor can’t force Benton Harbor to close its high school. Michigan and other states announce a settlement with Equifax over a data breach. The Michigan Supreme Court has sided with a woman suspected of drunk driving after a police officer entered her home without a warrant. Battle Creek police want to know who zip-tied a cross with hateful language on it to a church. The Bombers rally from a huge deficit. The Growlers end a six game losing streak. 

Road construction - file photo by WMUK

State health officials investigate illnesses in Southwest Michigan possibly linked to food contamination. Lots of Michiganders lost power over the weekend, but they shouldn't count on getting a credit from their utility. The Transportation Department’s new five-year plan doesn’t count on new revenue. A Kalamazoo County Commissioner announces her campaign for state House. Golfers at a high-profile club in Manistee County have been hitting balls into Lake Michigan for years, according to a newspaper investigation.

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Kellogg Arena and more places in Battle Creek are open for people to get out of the heat. Michigan’s Secretary of State seeks members for the new redistricting commission. The Growlers and Bombers both lose their first games after the Northwoods League All-Star break. 

Cooling centers open in Kalamazoo as temperatures rise. Michigan’s jobless rate remains unchanged. A former WMU coach and administrator is remembered as a trailblazer in women’s athletics. 

Capitol Hill - file photo by Svetlana Larina, iStock
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West Michigan Republican Fred Upton and Independent Justin Amash join Democrats in voting for a resolution condemning President Trump’s racist tweets. The Attorney General’s office will have attorneys on both sides before the state Supreme Court. A recall election is set in Albion.