SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Bottled water is distributed in Parchment due to high levels of PFAS - file photo
Gordon Evans / WMUK

The order not to drink tap water remains in effect in Parchment. A Senate committee hearing next month will examine the federal government's role in addressing PFAS's. The state says eight cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed this year, and one person has died. 


West Nile virus is found in birds in Kalamazoo County. Environmentalists call for stricter standards for PFAS's. Plunging temperatures could cause danger in Lake Michigan. 

Michigan State Police

Governor Snyder wants to bring broadband to rural areas of Michigan. The Gull Lake School District names an interim superintendent. Police will pay extra attention to part of I-94 Wednesday. 


WMU Trustees approve a three year contract with workers represented by AFSCME. Kalamazoo City Commissioners decline to act on proposed ordinance changes regulating sleeping in city parks. The Director of Michigan's Health and Human Services Department will stand trial over charges related to the Flint water crisis. 

Straits of Mackinac - file photo
Gregory Varnum / Wikimedia Commons

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer is introducing her running mate. Branch County officials warn of possible flooding due to structural problems with a dam on the Coldwater River. A hearing in Traverse City Monday will focus on pipeline safety in the Great Lakes.