SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state


Western Michigan University makes U.S. and World Report’s list of the nation’s best universities while Kalamazoo College is among the best liberal arts colleges. Business groups want student improvement to be a bigger factor in teacher evaluations. WMU men’s soccer ends a losing streak. But the Bronco women’s team sees its winning streak end. 

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Kalamazoo County breaks ground on a new animal shelter. High levels of PFAS’es found in a landfill for paper plants in Parchment. Amway founder Richard DeVos is remembered for community leadership and philanthropy. 

Water being distributed in Parchment - file photo
Gordon Evans / WMUK

The Legislature passes two voter initiated laws, rather than let them go to the November ballot. The “straight ticket” option won’t be on November ballots. Kalamazoo County’s state Senator proposes a bond to pay for environmental cleanup and repairing water systems. A recount means a new supervisor for a Kalamazoo County township. 

State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

Democrats in the state Legislature call for action on PFAS's. Charter School groups object to proposed new rules on counting students in charter schools. A northern Michigan lawmaker pays a fine for bringing his gun to an airport. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The first meeting of a Kalamazoo workgroup to address homelessness is scheduled for Tuesday. State lawmakers have a number of issues to consider as they return from summer break. A WMU wide receiver is the MAC West Division player of the week.