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Lawmaker Wants More Transparency With Drug Prices

State Representative Hank Vaupel, chair of the Michigan House Health Policy Committee, introduced a plan in Lansing on Tuesday to improve prescription drug price transparency in Michigan. The bipartisan proposal requires drug manufacturers to submit information about

Upton Expects Stimulus Bill This Week

Congressman Fred Upton expects the next coronavirus stimulus package to come together this week. He tells WSJM News the talks are ramping up. “They’ve now begun discussions between the White House and the leadership in the Senate,”

SMC Bringing Back Competitive Cross Country

Southwestern Michigan College is bringing back some athletics. The SMC Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday for the return of men’s and women’s cross-country for the fall of 2021. Board Chair Thomas Jerdon tells WSJM News that’s

MI Real Estate Market Seeing Rebound

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Michigan real estate industry is experiencing a strong sellers market. Inventory is extremely low and home prices are on the rise. Frank Tarala, president of Realcomp, told Michigan News Network this week

LMC Names Basketball Coaches For Coming Season

Lake Michigan College has named former Aurora University assistant Rickey Hampton as the Red Hawk’s head men’s basketball coach. Meanwhile, Ray Kimball, whose career includes stints at both Grand Rapids and Lansing Community Colleges, has been named

Abortion Foes Drop Petition Drive

From the Associated Press — Abortion opponents say they’re dropping a petition drive to prohibit a second-trimester procedure in Michigan. State election officials said the campaign didn’t produce enough valid signatures. Right to Life of Michigan says

Bicycling Sees Jump In Popularity

A lot of things have seen a spike in popularity in recent months because of COVID-19 as people are kept from doing their usual activities. For example, more people are riding bicycles than ever. Matt Penniman is