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Stabenow Talks Jobs Training In Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow says there will be a shortage of people to fill manufacturing jobs within the next seven years. She’s been holding workforce discussions statewide, visiting Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City on Thursday. Stabenow

Federal Grant To Protect Lake Superior

From the Associated Press — An Upper Peninsula nonprofit group has received a federal grant for a “green infrastructure” project intended to protect Lake Superior waters near Marquette. The Environmental Protection Agency awarded the $288,500 grant to the

Nina And Pinta Now In South Haven

The Nina and the Pinta are now docked at the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven. At least, replicas are. WSJM News caught up with Kat, a crew member. She sailed into South Haven from Muskegon Wednesday and

Here’s How You Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

The American Red Cross is encouraging people to donate money on its website or to text 90999 to donate $10. Other organizations include the Salvation Army, Samaritan’s Purse and Heart to Heart International. The crowdfunding website Global Giving is trying to raise $2 million to provide “food,

State Warns About Post-Hurricane Scams

Don’t let your post Hurricane Harvey generosity cause you to get ripped off. That’s the message of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, whose office has issued a warning to everyone as more groups start seeking money to

Mackinac Island Facing Labor Shortage

From the Associated Press — Some business owners in the tourist industry of Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island say they’re experiencing a severe worker shortage because of a drop in federal visas. The Detroit News reports the federal

State Announces New Deer Hunting Rules

From the Associated Press — If you’re a hunter who shoots deer or related animals in other states, be advised that there are new rules about bringing their parts into Michigan. The tougher regulations are intended to prevent