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Parks Grant Going To Paw Paw

State Representative Beth Griffin is saluting a new Michigan Department of Natural Resources Recreational Passport grant for the village of Paw Paw. She tells us funding in the amount of $61,500 has been approved to develop a

I&M Honored For Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Indiana Michigan Power has received an award for its efforts to help with hurricane recovery this past summer. Spokesperson Schee Garrett tells WSJM News I&M stepped up to help with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. “For Hurricane Harvey,

Scholarships Offered By Niles Scream Park

The Niles Scream Park has announced a new memorial scholarship. Scream Park Manager Matt Herm tells WSJM News the Niles-area attraction gives out thousands of dollars in scholarships each year as part of its mission to support

LaSata Pleased With Revenue Estimate

State Representative Kim LaSata is pleased with this year’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference, which is the first economic forecast of the year for the Michigan legislature. She tells us steady, sustainable economic growth will continue based on

Upton Expects CHIP Funding Soon

Congressman Fred Upton is expecting quick approval of a plan to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program — or, CHIP — for five more years. Congress went home for the holidays without extending the life of the

Pscholka Stepping Down From Budget Director Post

State Budget Director Al Pscholka is resigning next month and will be replaced by Governor Rick Snyder’s strategy director. The Republican governor announced the change Friday, effective February 28. Pscholka, a former state representative from Berrien County

Coast Guard: No Ice Is Safe Ice

The U.S. Coast Guard once again reminding everyone to avoid going out on ice this winter. Petty Officer Lazaro Lopez with the St. Joseph station tells WSJM News if you do wind up on the ice for

Michigan DNR Doing Elk Count

How many elk are in Michigan? That’s what the Michigan DNR is attempting to find out with an elk count over the next week in northeast northern Michigan. 2018 is also the 100th anniversary of elk in