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Upton Discusses Healthcare Vote

Congressman Fred Upton is explaining his vote last week for the Republican healthcare plan. Upton told WSJM News prior to last week’s vote he wouldn’t support the bill as long as it removed protections for those with

Cold Weather Causes Some SWM Crop Damage

The cold weather is taking a toll on some Michigan crops that have already bloomed or are blooming. Michigan State University Extension Educator Mark Longstroth tells Michigan News Network the damage is spotty, but the crops that

State Takes Comments On Palisades Closure

The Michigan Public Service Commission has heard the public’s thoughts on the planned closure of the Palisades nuclear power plant. It held two hearings Monday in Lawrence on Consumers Energy’s request to end a contract with Palisades

Comcast Launches New Wi-Fi Service

Have you ever wanted your kids off wi-fi at bedtime but allow yourself to stay online? Comcast customers are now able to do that with today’s launch of XF-I. The company says it’s a new platform which

State Recognizing National Nurses Week

Have you saluted a nurse today? The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services thinks you should. It’s recognizing National Nurses Week by celebrating all of the things nurses do to keep Michiganders healthy. Spokesperson Jennifer Eisner.

Gas Prices On The Decline

It’s a little easier on the wallet this week than last to fill up. Triple-A Michigan puts our gas prices in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph at an average of $2.31, down 9¢ from last Monday. Statewide,

Humane Society Kentucky Derby Party Today

Set for today is the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan’s Kentucky Derby Party. Director Jill Svoboda tells WSJM News they’ll gather at the Inn at Harbor Shores for drinks, dressing up, and prize giveaways. “We’re going to watch the