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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The U.S. has withdrawn participation in the Paris global climate pact.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

Red Cross Seeking Summer Blood Donations

The Red Cross is urging everyone to look into donating blood this summer. Spokesperson Todd Kulman tells WSJM News things can get tight this season. “Summer donations tend to decline due to folks traveling, vacations, that sort of

Man Killed By Train In Hartford

One man is dead after being hit by a train in Hartford Wednesday morning. It happened about 8:40 a.m. near Main and Railroad Streets. Hartford Police Chief Tessa Beltran tells WSJM News the victim may not have

Banning Hand-Held Phones Behind The Wheel

Hang up the phone and drive — that’s the message in proposed legislation in Lansing which would ban drivers from using hand-held cell phones when behind the wheel. Jim Santilli of the Transportation Improvement Association says the

New Push For Better Infrastructure

Saying our cars rattle down some of the nation’s worst roads, several groups and organizations today will call on state lawmakers to find a long-term solution to fix Michigan’s aging infrastructure. The County Road Association, Michigan Municipal

Lt. Gov. Calley To Make Announcement

Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley plans to make a major announcement this afternoon on Mackinac Island. While he was initially expected to say he’s going to run for governor, Michigan News Network Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick

Gas Prices Fall To Start Week

We are starting the week with Michigan’s lowest average gas price in the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph area. Triple-A Michigan says our average is $2.36, down about 11¢ from last week. The statewide average is $2.42, which is