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Traverse City Airport Traffic Increasing

Nearly 477,000 travelers went through Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport in 2017, setting a record for the airport. Director Kevin Klein says it’s a 5.6% increase over 2016. He told Michigan News Network Cherry Capital is a

New Rules For MI Licenses Starting In 2020

Michigan residents who want to board domestic flights or enter federal facilities will have to get upgraded I.D. cards by October 1 of 2020. Michigan Secretary of State spokesperson Fred Woodhams tells us the U.S. Department of

Legislature Votes To Reduce Breakwall Fees

From the Associated Press — Michigan would cut state fees assessed on homeowners who have wave-reducing breakwalls near the Great Lakes shoreline under legislation heading to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. The Republican-controlled Senate approved the bill Tuesday, on a

Upton Still Expecting DACA Action

Congressman Fred Upton lays the blame for this past weekend’s government shutdown on Democrats. He tells WSJM News it was the posturing of the Democrats on the issue of immigration that caused a major inconvenience for government

Police Investigate Shooting In Niles

The Niles Police Department is investigating a Monday night shooting. It tells us officers were sent to the 600 block of Howard Street around 10 p.m. and learned a 35-year-old woman had been shot once in the

Worst Flu Season in Several Years

The CDC says this is the worst flu season since the 2014-2015 season. And so far this season, 30 children have died from the flu according to the CDC.None from Michigan. Seth Eckel is a flu expert

Car Crashes Into Trees

Van Buren County Deputies say it took them an hour and a half to free a man suspected of using drugs from his car, after he crashed the black Lincoln sedan in the 20,000 block of 27th

West Michigan Sports Boost

West Michigan’s economy has been getting a huge boost from the youth and amateur sports industry. 76 events last year generated over $61 million. President of the West Michigan Sports Commission Mike Guswiler says they are working

$25,000 Given To Fernwood Trail Project

A walking trail improvement project at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve has received the support of Lakeland Health to the tune of $25,000. The funds were awarded from the Lakeland Health Community Wellness Endowment, established in