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GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Debate


Four Republicans vying for your vote to be Michigan’s next governor debated for the fifth time ahead of the August 2nd primary in Grand Rapids Wednesday. A portion of the debate dedicated to abortion rights and gubernatorial

State Giving Away 300,000 COVID Tests


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has announced it’s giving out 300,000 additional COVID-19 tests to Michigan residents through a partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation. Department Director of Communicable Disease Joe Coyle tells WSJM News

38th District Candidate Forum This Week


There will be a forum this week with candidates for the Michigan House in the 38th District. The event is a partnership between WSJM News and the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber. The chamber’s Arthur Havlicek tells WSJM

Fire Closes Curious Kids Museum


The Curious Kids Museum in downtown St. Joseph is closed after a fire Tuesday morning. Museum Director Lori Marciniak tells WSJM News she never saw any active flames, but the problem was electrical and started in the

This Is Lake Appreciation Month


July is Lakes Appreciation Month in Michigan. Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy spokesperson Jeff Johnston tells WSJM News Governor Gretchen Whitmer has made the declaration to highlight the rich ecosystems, fresh drinking water, recreational

DNR To Auction Surplus Land


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is planning to auction off surplus land it owns around the state. The DNR’s Michael Michalek tells WSJM News 188 properties will be for sale in August and early September. “This