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Adopt A Highway Cleanup Underway

There is an Adopt a Highway cleanup event taking place today. The Michigan Department of Transportation says its volunteers are on the sides of highways picking up trash throughout southwest Michigan, and drivers should watch out for

Christmas In July In Coloma Today

The city of Coloma is celebrating Christmas in July today. Mayor Marsha Hammond tells WSJM News with the Glad Peach Festival canceled for the summer, the city wanted to give people other reasons to come downtown. So,

Dowagiac Man Convicted In Rape Case

A Dowagiac man has been found guilty of first degree criminal sexual conduct for the rape of his 14-year-old stepdaughter. Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz tells us 43-year-old Corey Devon Roddy was convicted Thursday after two difficult

Governor Whitmer Announces Labor Grant Program

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a new labor grant program aimed at bolstering opportunities for apprenticeships in the state. She introduced Michigan’s Statewide Targeted Apprenticeship Inclusion and Readiness System, or MiSTAIRS, at a union facility in Grand

Hope College Aims To Make Tuition Free

Hope College, a Christian college in Holland, is launching an effort this week to make college tuition free for all students. Hope College President Matt Scogin spoke with Michigan News Network about the effort. “Our vision is

Pure Michigan Seeing Surge In Travel

Now that COVID-19 restrictions have been loosened in Michigan, travel is expected to be huge now through the rest of the year. That’s according to Pure Michigan vice President Dave Lorenz, who spoke with Michigan News Network