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MI Reps Discuss Affordable Care Act Lawsuit

If you have a pre-existing health condition, listen up. A Texas federal lawsuit by Republican controlled states and the Trump administration, if successful, would destroy the Affordable Care Act and its ban on letting insurance companies discriminate

Cardboard Boat Races This Week

The United Way of Southwest Michigan is planning for the next Whirlpool Rock the Boat cardboard boat races this week. Spokesperson Jennifer Tomshack tells WSJM News the event set for Thursday features teams racing boats made of

State Pushes For Broadband Expansion

Grants to help roll out high-speed internet to underserved areas of Michigan are now available through the Connecting Michigan Communities program. The office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued word this week applications are being taken for the

Website Examines Creek Contamination

The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission has launched a new website to draw attention to the issue of contamination in creeks throughout the southern half of Berrien County. Senior planner Marcy Hamilton tells WSJM News BetterBeachesSWMI.org is intended

Effort Underway To Purchase Harbor House

The Avenue Family Network in Benton Harbor is raising money to purchase the building that houses its Harbor House Adult Day Services program. Avenue’s Joseph Goepfrich tells WSJM News Harbor House is a place for individuals who

Drowning In South Haven

A 13-year-old Ann Arbor boy is dead after drowning in Lake Michigan off South Haven on Saturday. The South Haven Police Department says its officers and South Haven Area Emergency Services were dispatched to South Beach just

Krasl Art Fair Underway This Weekend

Taking place this weekend is the 58th annual Krasl Art Fair along the bluff in St. Joseph. Krasl Art Center Marketing Manager Matthew Bizoe tells WSJM News everything started Friday with the block party. Saturday brings the

Van Buren Youth Fair Starts Monday

The Van Buren Youth Fair in Hartford gets underway on Monday with Armed Forces Day, which means free admission for veterans and active duty military until 6 p.m. Fair Board member Paul Garrod told WSJM News about

Health Department Talks Heat Exhaustion

The Berrien County Health Department is reminding everyone of the warning signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke now that summer is here and we’ve had some days in the 90s. Spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News

Adopt A Highway Cleanup This Weekend

Volunteers will hit Michigan roads all over the state this weekend with the latest Adopt a Highway cleanup. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson Dan Weingarten told WSJM News earlier this year Adopt a Highway is a way