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Andrews Planning Virtual Commencement

Andrews University is planning a virtual commencement for this year. It says from July 31 to August 2, the entire campus community will celebrate the achievements of graduating students through celebration of graduates services and the commencement.

Whitmer Responds To Nursing Home Claims

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is fighting back against claims that people in Michigan nursing homes were put at risk by putting them alongside COVID-19 patients. A common complaint against her administration is that it placed some COVID patients

SWM Businesses Saluted For Producing PPE

Congressman Fred Upton, Cornerstone Alliance, and the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber have teamed up to salute southwest Michigan companies that have helped during the COVID-19 pandemic by producing personal protective equipment and sanitation supplies. A gathering was

Governor Issues Order To Strengthen Mask Rules

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued a new executive order intended to strengthen her previous executive orders regarding the use of masks. The governor’s office has released the following statement: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-153,

State Studying Feasibility Of Toll Roads

Should Michigan have toll roads? Baruch Feigenbaum, senior managing director of transportation policy at the Reason Foundation, says it should. Speaking on the most recent edition of the Michigan Department of Transportation podcast, “Talking Tansportation,” Feigenbaum said

County Seeking COVID Reimbursements

Berrien County will be seeking some funds to recoup COVID-19 related costs, and some officials would like to see health department staff get extra hazard pay. During a Thursday meeting of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners,

Krasl Gets $93,000 In Grants

The Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph has received $93,000 in grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Krasl’s Laura Winkle tells WSJM News $20,000 of that is to support general operations, while $70,000

Cook Plant Safety Meeting Next Week

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a meeting this month about the Cook plant in Bridgman. Spokesperson Prema Chandrathil tells WSJM News this will be the annual safety performance meeting for the plant. “We’re talking about the

County Board Hears COVID Update

The latest COVID-19 update has been delivered to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners. During Thursday’s meeting, Berrien County Administrator Brian Dissette told the board he spoke with Berrien County Health Officer Nicki Britten this week, and

Whitmer On Impeachment Talk: “Outrageous”

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says it’s outrageous that some are politicizing the fight against the coronavirus. As an impeachment effort has gained support from a few state lawmakers, Whitmer told Michigan News Network she has taken actions similar

South Haven Installs Hand Washing Stations

The city of South Haven has installed hand washing stations around its downtown. The city has released the following statement: The Downtown Development Authority and South Haven/Van Buren Convention & Visitor’s Bureau has collaborated with the City