SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

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

Michigan School districts have to finalize their budget without a clear picture from the state. Republican and Democratic lawmakers propose changing the state’s emergency manager law. The Growlers and Bombers both end the weekend victorious.

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash - file photo by Gordon Evans, WMUK
Gordon Evans / WMUK

Congressman Justin Amash has another Republican primary challenger, while his fellow GOP representatives say his votes on defense spending have hurt efforts to bring a missile defense system to his district. High water levels put South Haven’s fireworks display in danger of cancellation. Public safety officials say visitors to the Great Lakes need to be extra careful while the water is high. State Farm employees in Portage are expected to lose their jobs by the end of August. Federal officials say Michigan's special education students are doing better in school, but the state still needs "assistance" with is programs.

File photo of the South Haven lighthouse by WMUK

An agreement with the state would keep Benton Harbor High School open. Right to Life kicks off a petition drive to ban an abortion procedure. No swimming advisories are issued in Van Buren and Berrien Counties. 

Western Michigan University Seal. Photo by WMUK

The Michigan Supreme Court takes a case over reimbursing private schools for some expenses. Governor Whitmer says lawmakers should stay in session and finish a budget. WMU Trustees will set tuition during a Wednesday meeting.

The governor signs a spending bill with money for drinking water and an investigation into clergy sex abuse. A technology upgrade could shut down the tethers used to keep track of released prisoners. An increase in travel is forecast for Independence Day.