SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

Michigan Senate Chamber - file photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

John James makes another run at a Senate seat in Michigan. Benton Harbor schools get more time to submit a plan to the state. A “fetal heartbeat” bill is introduced in the Michigan Senate. 

: Democratic Representative Jon Hoadley (left) and Democratic Senator Jeremy Moss (right) are bill sponsors. Photo by Chenya Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

Kalamazoo State Representative Jon Hoadley and others call for expanding state discrimination protections to LGBTQ people. Benton Harbor residents rally to keep the high school open. A resolution calls for a northern Michigan state Representative to resign.

Kalamazoo City Hall - file photo by Sehvilla Mann, WMUK
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Three WMU proposals make the cut in a National Science Foundation competition. Kalamazoo County Health officials are tracking mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus. Five finalists will interview for a vacancy on the Kalamazoo City Commission. 

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

Bills in the state House would require state office holders and candidates to disclose their finances. Members of Congress, including most of Michigan’s delegation are using leadership PACs to raise money for other candidates. The Kalamazoo Growlers sweep a double header while the Battle Creek Bombers are shut out. 

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. 

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