Michigan’s largest teachers’ unions have released results of a survey of roughly 11,000 members, finding morale among educators is low, and they have several concerns. Michigan Education Association president Steven Cook was not surprised by the results.
We’ve known for months that former President George H.W. Bush wasn’t planning to vote for Donald Trump. Now, a member of the Kennedy family says Bush has told her he will be voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton
The latest presidential poll from Epic-MRA in Michigan shows the race getting tighter. The agency’s Bernie Porn says 38% back Clinton and 35% support Trump. “This is much closer than the 43 to 32% lead that we
Teaching kids about drugs, alcohol and sex at school is less controversial than in the past, according to a national poll on children’s health. 70% of parents with kids in middle and high school support covering these
$18,000 in repairs will be made to the boulevard at Jean Klock Park following a lengthy discussion by Benton Harbor City Commissioners Monday. The vote came after some debate about whether Harbor Shores should pay for the
Next week will bring a party to celebrate the 125th birthday of Child and Family Services of Southwestern Michigan. Executive Director Joseph Goepfrich tells WSJM News the agency was created on September 28, 1891, and it’s changed quite
With November’s presidential election looming, the Michigan Secretary of State’s office is making a push to get more people registered to vote. Spokesperson Fred Woodhams tells WSJM News the office’s mobile office is visiting 18 college campuses this
This is Child Passenger Safety Week, and safety experts are spreading the word about the importance of proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts. Kendell Wingrove, with the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, says
State Senator John Proos has introduced legislation that would let hunters and anglers show their proof of a license using their smartphones. Proos says someone whose enjoying the outdoors should be able to show they’re doing so
Members of Michigan’s congressional delegation are pushing to get a new missile defense interceptor site installed in the state. This week, the delegation sent a letter to the director of the Missile Defense Agency voicing their support
Michigan health and law enforcement officials say they have identified what could be the state’s first death related to carfentanil, a deadly painkiller used to tranquilize elephants. The Michigan State Police and Health and Human Services Department said
Republican Governor Rick Snyder is using his political action committee and a nonprofit fund to help six Republican legislative candidates in the November election. Snyder’s Making Government Accountable group, which he created to tell of Michigan’s rebound as
More than $2,500 has been raised for the Bohn-Stewart Children’s Education Fund by the Rock Alliance with its annual 3 Day Ride. WSJM’s Andrew Green has more.
An Indiana man is in the Berrien County Jail after police say he pulled a gun and fired shots at a semi on I-94. The Lincoln Township Police Department says it happened Friday shortly before 8 a.m.
AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 4¢ per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.24 per gallon on Sunday.
A gas leak has shut down the Van Buren County Administration and Land Services Building. The building will be closed until noon. Services for Van Buren County Friend of the Court, Register of Deeds, County Treasurer and
Legislation designed to improve phone service in rural areas is making its way through Congress. The House Energy and Commerce Committee held discussions this week on the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2015. Congressman
A landmark smokestack that’s among the last signs of Kalamazoo’s Gibson guitar-making history is coming down for possible preservation and inclusion in a redevelopment plan on the property. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports Thursday crews expect to finish dismantling
The man killed in an early Sunday morning car accident in Royalton Township has been identified as 36-year-old Jason Ransom of Niles. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says the driver who ran off from the scene of
In this week’s WSJM Week in Review, for September 16, 2016, the owners of the St. Joseph Dunkin Donuts are picking up the pieces after an SUV crashed into the front of the store Wednesday, Benton Harbor
Low interest loans will be awarded to Michigan communities for infrastructure improvements as part of a 30-year plan to manage, protect and improve the state’s water resources. The $158 million in loans was announced Friday by the Michigan
The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a crash that killed the driver of a 1998 Buick on Scottdale Road near Rockey Weed Road in Royalton Township early Sunday morning. Deputies tell our newsroom the driver of
Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad has met with Governor Rick Snyder to discuss the future of the city and its relationship with the state. The meeting on Tuesday took place at the Romney Building in Lansing, and
The American Red Cross of Southwest Michigan is offering everyone a chance to learn about how to respond to disasters with a training day this month. On Monday, September 26, the session will be held at the
More than $2,500 has been raised for the Bohn-Stewart Children’s Education Fund by the Rock Alliance with its annual 3 Day Ride. A caravan of 16 motorcycles left St. Joseph on Thursday, returning to Stevensville on Saturday
More than 1,800 people have had a chance to chat with state Senator John Proos about issues on their mind with a tele-town hall he held on Monday. Proos tells our newsroom he took the call as
The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department will be holding some women’s self defense classes starting this month. The training is in the Rape Aggression Defense, or RAD, System. RAD is designed to teach any woman, regardless of age
September is National Preparedness Month when everyone’s urged to make a household plan for emergencies. The Van Buren County Office of Domestic Preparedness says it’s important for each family to take the time and create a plan
Andrews University will be celebrating its annual homecoming this month. From September 29 through October 2, a variety of events will be held at the Berrien Springs campus, and the public is invited to come and take
With strong bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate, the Water Resources Development Act was passed Thursday afternoon — though it has an uncertain future in the House. The legislation is worth $10-billion, including $100-million to replace and