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Schuitmaker Takes New Job With MSU

A former state lawmaker from southwest Michigan has found a new job. Former state Senator Tonya Schuitmaker will start as the co-director of Michigan State University’s Michigan Political Leadership Program next year. MSU says the Michigan Political

State Closes 11 Beaches

There’s disappointing news for people headed to the beach to celebrate Independence Day this weekend. “I’m seeing a pattern with the rainfall that we’re experiencing,” says Shannon Briggs of the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

Democrats Want State Budget Done

The state House and Senate are on a break for the next two weeks, leaving without passing a state budget. “What we’re seeing is just the inability of the Legislature to act in a crisis,” says House

Twin City Players Announce Season Lineup

The Twin City Players have announced the group is retaking the stage. The players announced their 2021-2022 Mainstage Season, which represents TCP’s 89th year of producing community theatre in southwest Michigan. They’ll put on six shows from

County Administrator Marks One Year

Berrien County Administrator Brian Dissette has marked one year on the job. During Thursday’s meeting of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners, he said it’s been quite the year. “I have really enjoyed working here,” Dissette said.

One Arrested In Dowagiac Drug Bust

Th Cass County Drug Enforcement Team says it’s arrested a suspect in a drug dealing case in Dowagiac. The team has released the following: The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team announces that on July 1, 2021 detectives

Labor Force Starting To Expand In SWMI

The jobs picture is getting better in southwest Michigan. Kinexus vice president of public relations and government affairs Al Pscholka says the labor force is growing once again. “The first few months of the pandemic we were

City Commission Approves Budget

Benton Harbor City Commissioners have approved a budget for the next fiscal year, although it’s likely to be changed. During a Wednesday meeting, the commission considered the budget that was laid out to it earlier this week

Legislature Approves School Aid Budget

A school aid budget that eliminates a funding gap between districts has been approved by the Michigan Legislature. The $17.1 billion K-12 budget would eliminate a longstanding base per-student funding gap among districts and boost overall funding