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Avian Flu Found in Washtenaw County


Washtenaw County is the latest county in Michigan to have cases of avian flu. Parrots who lived in a home in Washtenaw County died from the illness. Jennifer Holton with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural

SMC To Unveil New Fight Song This Week


Southwestern Michigan College has a new fight song to go along with its recently reestablished athletics program. SMC Band Director Mark Hollandsworth tells WSJM News it will be played for the public for the first time this

Marijuana Businesses Prepare For 4/20


Here comes 4/20, an unofficial holiday for cannabis users. For those that partake in consumption, the day has become the Black Friday of the industry, with shops and dispensaries celebrating by giving back to the customer in

Recycling Hits Record Level In Michigan


Michigan is seeing gains when it comes to recycling. Matt Flecther with the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy told Michigan News Network Michiganders are recycling more now than ever before. “People now know that it’s

Human Trafficking Presentation This Month At LMC


Author, speaker, and sex trafficking survivor Leslie King-Friday will speak at Lake Michigan College this month. LMC criminal justice instructor Brad Byerle tells WSJM News she’ll discuss how to help prevent human trafficking during her presentation, “When

Tax Deadline Is Monday


Time is ticking down for people to get their taxes done. Deadline day is Monday, April 18. Evan Wolf with Wolf Tax told Michigan News Network this week people procrastinating and IRS changes are the biggest challenges.