SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

William Strampel’s attorney John Dakmak (center) delivers his opening statement while Assistant Attorney General Danielle Hagaman-Clark takes notes. Photo credit: Cheyna Roth
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

Testimony begins in the trial of an MSU Dean who once supervised Larry Nassar. Benton Harbor School district officials react to a plan that would close the district’s high school. Kickoff times are set for most WMU football games this season. 

Kalamazoo County Administration Building - file photo from WMUK

Michigan’s Attorney General plans to file legal action to shut down Line 5. Kalamazoo County’s local ID program has surpassed its goal for the first year. Members of the State Congressional delegation want more federal money for environmental issues.

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

Representative Justin Amash says Congress should begin impeachment proceedings to hold President Trump accountable. MSU has a new president. Kalamazoo’s Vice Mayor will remain director of a state LGBTQ rights organization.

Sign on the Michigan State University Campus, Branislav Ondrasik, Wikimedia Commons
Branislav Ondrasik / Wikimedia Commons

Michigan State University trustees meet to select a new president. A plan to keep Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes goes to Congress. Gas prices drop in Michigan after an increase last week.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Lawmakers may vote today on a deal to overhaul no-fault car insurance. PFASes have turned up in wells in the Hartford area. The Detroit Metro Airport is expecting lots of travelers for Memorial Day Weekend, and the Coast Guard is reminding boaters how to stay safe. The Kalamazoo Air Zoo is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. A funeral home in Battle Creek is shutting down on orders from the state. The FBI adds to its list of alleged evidence against indicted Rep. Larry Inman.  The State Court of Appeals says a commitment ceremony is not a legal marriage. And are mushrooms the next blueberry in Michigan?