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Upton To Visit Flint Thursday

Congressman Fred Upton will be in Flint Thursday to learn more about what’s been done to solve the city’s water crisis. He tells WSJM News there are still things Congress can do to ensure more cities don’t

Senator Gary Peters On An MI Motorcycle Tour

Senator Gary Peters is spending this week touring Michigan on a motorcycle, stopping in 26 counties. On Thursday morning, he’ll be in Bloomingdale to talk with staff at Bloomingdale Communications, a broadband provider. Peters says he wants

Benton Harbor Moves Millage To May

Voters will not be deciding on the sinking fund millage for Benton Harbor Area Schools in November. The school board has voted to move that to the May primary at a special meeting last night. Board member

LMC Board Welcomes New Member

The Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees has welcomed a new member. On Tuesday, the board swore in Jeff Curry to serve in a three-year term replacing Stephen Small, who joined in 2013 and resigned this month.

MI Student Test Scores A Mixed Bag

Michigan students improved in slightly more than half of the grades and subjects tested on newer, more rigorous standardized assessments, but their proficiency declined in other areas. M-STEP results released Tuesday show that fewer than half of the

Dowagiac Gas Station Robbed Monday

Police are looking for an armed robber who struck a Marathon station in Dowagiac Monday night. Dowagiac police say the suspect walked into the gas station on Spruce Street around 10:40 p.m. flashing a handgun. He made

Report: More Money, More Votes

As public frustration over the influence of money in politics continues to grow, a new study shows some evidence the US political system is more “one dollar, one vote” than “one person, one vote.” Thomas Ferguson, with

State Grant To Boost Algae Bloom Research

Great Lakes researchers have gotten a big boost from the state Department of Environmental Quality. More than $155,000 has been given to Oakland University to create technology to deal with harmful algae blooms that can kill off

MDOT Work Close To Winding Down In SWM

Road construction in southwest Michigan should start winding down for the year in the next couple of months. The Michigan Department of Transportation’s Nick Schirripa says work in Berrien County will be finished by the end of