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Traverse City Film Festival Opens Today

The annual Traverse City Film Festival is kicking off in northern Michigan. Oscar winner Michael Moore co-founded the festival and is showcasing works by his fellow Michigan natives at the event, which runs Tuesday-Sunday. Altogether, more than 200

West MI Funeral Director Sentenced For Fraud

A former western Michigan funeral director has been sentenced to eight months in jail for fraud. Thomas Clock III also was sentenced Monday in Muskegon County Circuit Court to two months’ probation and fines. Clock pleaded no contest in

Upton Praises Signing Of Opioid Legislation

Legislation designed to reduce the number of deaths caused by opioid abuse has been signed into law by President Obama. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act is designed to strengthen treatment options, treat infants born to addiction,

DNC Attendees Debate Superdelegate Question

The Democratic National Convention has opened up with an attempt to end the superdelegate system being squashed. Superdelegates are appointed by party leaders and vote for whoever they choose, regardless of who wins the presidential primary in

West Michigan Pike Named Pure Michigan Byway

The West Michigan Pike has been named a state Pure Michigan Byway. Pure Michigan byways are routes designated by Travel Michigan as ways that visitors can experience historically significant, culturally active and naturally beautiful areas of the

Yacht Sinks While Crossing Lake Michigan

A 48-foot yacht sank in a storm while competing in the annual Chicago to Mackinac Island race across Lake Michigan. Chicago Yacht Club spokeswoman Morgan Kinney says the WhoDo yacht’s crew reported it was taking on water Sunday

State Releases Eat Safe Fish Guides

Officials have released the 2016 editions of Michigan’s regional Eat Safe Fish Guides. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the guides help to ensure that people who eat fish are minimizing exposure to chemicals

MI Trump Delegates Satisfied With Candidate

Michigan’s Donald Trump delegates to the Republican National Convention this year say they’re pleased with what they heard from the candidate. West Michigan delegate Matt Hall was on the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena when Trump

MDOT Not Expecting Hot Weather To Impact Roads

The heat wave being experienced by southwest Michigan this weekend is not considered a problem by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Spokesperson Nick Schirripa says the heat probably won’t cause road problems unless there’s a quick plummet

SWM Housing Market Strong In June

The housing market in southwest Michigan remains strong, with prices up for the month of June, while total unit sales were slightly down. Gary Walter, with the Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors, says the most striking thing