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

Governor Whitmer and a Kalamazoo area lawmaker are at odds over a bill to legalize online gambling. Police investigate the vandalizing of state Republican Party headquarters. Should ceremonial balloon releases be banned in Michigan? 

File photo of road construction by WMUK

Governor Whitmer says years of moving around money has made Michigan’s roads among the worst in the country. This year’s first case of West Nile Virus in in the state is reported. State lawmakers approve help for farmers. 

Two groups looking to restrict abortions in Michigan are a step closer to collecting petition signatures. A West Michigan lawmaker co-sponsors a bill to ban “sanctuary cities.” The Growlers rally for a win, the Bombers game is stopped by rain.

Kalamazoo County Administration Building - file photo from WMUK

Kalamazoo County Commissioners seek feedback on mental health services. Another Democrat enters the race in the district represented by Republican Justin Amash. Teachers and other school workers hold a rally at the state Capitol to call for more education funding. 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer - file photo by Gordon Evans, WMUK
Gordon Evans / WMUK

Kalamazoo County Commissioner Stephanie Moore will run for state House next year. Governor Whitmer announces grants for better treatment of opioid addiction. Protesters call for a stop of deportations to Iraq.