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

A Parchment paper mill used a 3M Company product that contained PFASes, municipalities say the state isn't sharing enough revenue with them, an update on the status of the "Promote the Vote" ballot proposal, and more.

Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Parchment changes its schedule and location for bottled water pickup; murders and nonfatal shootings are down so far this year in Kalamazoo; a trustee from Battle Creek Public Schools wants to attend meetings by phone from Italy, and more.

Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

Attorney General Bill Schuette has chosen Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate for the November election. Schuette is the Republican nominee for governor. He won about 50 percent of his party’s vote in the primary.

If Schuette is successful in the general election, Lyons will be the state’s next Lieutenant Governor.

Schuette is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump – and spent part of the primary accusing fellow candidates of not supporting the president enough.

Data from Kent County shows elevated rates of testicular cancer near wells that contain PFASes, a billboard by I-94 near Paw Paw is an apparent protest of Paw Paw schools’ calling its sports teams the Redskins, Cindy Bauer (formerly Gamrat) sues the legislature again, and more.

Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Ross Township supervisor Gary Moore will keep his seat, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will stay on Larry Nassar's appeals case at least for now, and more.