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Upton Expects Nuclear Storage Vote Soon

Congressman Fred Upton is expecting the full U.S. House to vote soon on establishing a national depository for spent nuclear fuel. He tells WSJM News this would open the long-delayed Yucca Mountain facility. “We’ll be bringing bipartisan

Legislation Bans Marijuana Billboards

Legislation is making its way through both the Michigan House and the Senate that would restrict marijuana advertisements on billboards. The House bill is sponsored by East Lansing Democrat Andy Schor. Grand Ledge Republican Rick Jones authored the Senate bill.

Michigan Promoting Rail Safety

Everyone’s being reminded to be cautious around railroad crossings as part of U.S. Rail Safety Week this week. Michigan Operation Lifesaver Coordinator Sam Crowl tells WSJM News too many drivers and pedestrians seem to forget what to

Ex Attorney In Race For MI Attorney General

From the Associated Press — Pat Miles, a former U.S. attorney in western Michigan, is running for state attorney general in 2018. Miles is announcing his candidacy Thursday in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit. He’s the second

Senate Approves Proos Juvenile Justice Bill

The Michigan Senate has approved legislation from state Senator John Proos to let some low-level juvenile offenders get their records cleared. Proos tells WSJM News they would have to complete the 17.5 month Youth ChalleNGe Program run

Palisades To Stay Open Until 2022

The Palisades nuclear power plant will not shut down in 2018. Parent company Entergy and Consumers Energy say they have decided to keep operating under their current power purchase agreement until 2022. Palisades officials say the decision

Old Lakeshore Bluff Work Starts

Work has started to strengthen part of the bluff along Old Lakeshore Road in St. Joseph. CSX Railroad is installing huge rocks at the bottom of the bluff near the 2,400 block where there has been a

Business Group Backing Ban On MI Soda Taxes

Legislation has been introduced in Lansing to ban local soda taxes. One fan of the idea is the National Federation of Independent Business, which represents small businesses around the country. Michigan Director Charlie Owens tells WSJM News

Upton Ready To Work On Tax Reform

Congressman Fred Upton is eager to get to work on a tax reform plan. Now that healthcare is out of the way, Upton tells WSJM News Congress will start to pull together a tax package. President Trump