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Old Lakeshore Bluff Work Starts

Work has started to strengthen part of the bluff along Old Lakeshore Road in St. Joseph. CSX Railroad is installing huge rocks at the bottom of the bluff near the 2,400 block where there has been a

Business Group Backing Ban On MI Soda Taxes

Legislation has been introduced in Lansing to ban local soda taxes. One fan of the idea is the National Federation of Independent Business, which represents small businesses around the country. Michigan Director Charlie Owens tells WSJM News

Upton Ready To Work On Tax Reform

Congressman Fred Upton is eager to get to work on a tax reform plan. Now that healthcare is out of the way, Upton tells WSJM News Congress will start to pull together a tax package. President Trump

SMC College Night Tonight

Set for tonight is Southwestern Michigan College’s annual College Night. SMC Vice President of Marketing Mike O’Brien tells WSJM News it’s for both SMC students and high school students. “College night is an opportunity for college-bound high

Upton Taking Time On Senate Decision

Congressman Fred Upton doesn’t have a timetable for announcing whether he’ll run for the U.S. Senate next year. There’s been a lot of talk about the possibility, especially following last week’s Republican Leadership Conference, but Upton tells

This Is Michigan Trails Week

Michigan has more than 12,500 miles of hiking and biking trails. Michigan Department of Natural Resources trail coordinator Paul Yauk wants you to get out and enjoy them during this Michigan Trails Week. He spoke with Michigan

Campus Sexual Assault Summit Held Monday

Preventing campus sexual assaults and helping victims. Those were the goals of Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder as she led a third statewide campus sexual assault summit Monday at Eastern Michigan University. Snyder says they’ve made progress,

Niles Woman Injured In Crash

A Niles woman is recovering after a single-vehicle crash on Monday morning. The city police department tells us it happened about 8:20 a.m. on West Chicago Road between Meadow Drive and Colony Court. 35-year-old Jennifer Flewellen had

Schuette Endorsed By Engler, Miller

From the Associated Press — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette has won the endorsements of former Governor John Engler and former congresswoman and Secretary of State Candice Miller. In comments released by Schuette’s campaign Monday, Engler told Gongwer

This Is Rail Safety Week

Everyone’s being reminded to be cautious around railroad crossings as part of U.S. Rail Safety Week this week. Michigan Operation Lifesaver Coordinator Sam Crowl tells WSJM News too many drivers and pedestrians seem to forget what to