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Memorial Day Fatal Crashes Up This Year

Fatalities on Michigan roads during the Memorial Day weekend continue to trend up. Michigan State Police Special Lieutenant Jim Flegel tells WSJM News eight people died this past Memorial Day weekend in crashes. Lack of seat belt

SWM Man Receives Junior Achievement Award

A southwest Michigan man is the recipient of a Junior Achievement Leadership Award. Junior Achievement Northern Indiana tells WSJM News Harry Burrit, of Berrien County, has been teaching JA in southwest Michigan for more than 25 years.

Republicans Discuss “Good Jobs” Plan

From Michigan News Network — Provide more tax incentives for larger companies that move to the state. That’s the idea behind bi-partisan legislation being debated in Lansing. On Mackinac Island this week, state Senator Jim Stamas urged

Berrien County Gets Smart 911 System

You can now sign up for Berrien County’s new Smart 911 system. 911 Director Dave Agens tells WSJM News Smart 911 is an online system where you can enter information about yourself for first responders to know if

Upton Not Happy With Trump Climate Decision

The U.S. has withdrawn participation in the Paris global climate pact. President Donald Trump made that announcement Thursday at the White House. Republican Congressman Fred Upton spoke with Michigan News Network and said he’s not happy about

Upton Still Weighing U.S. Senate Run

Is a U.S. Senate run in the cards for Congressman Fred Upton? Michael Patrick Shiels put that question to the St. Joseph Republican this morning on “Michigan’s Big Show.” “You know, we don’t have a timetable,” said

Lieutenant Governor Calling For Part-Time Legislature

From the Associated Press — Likely gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley is leading a ballot drive to make Michigan’s Legislature part-time. The Republican lieutenant governor announced the Clean MI Government proposal Tuesday. It would amend the constitution to limit lawmakers