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Whitmer Vetoes Republican Election Legislation


From the Associated Press — Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed Republican-sponsored legislation that would toughen in-person voter identification rules and require people to include additional information such as their driver’s license number on absentee ballot applications.

Upton’s Cures 2.0 Slightly Delayed


Congressman Fred Upton’s Cures 2.0 legislation has been delayed a bit. He tells WSJM News the follow up to 2016’s 21st Century Cures legislation has been backed up in the U.S. House due to the Democratic spending

Commission To Consider Staffing Matter For Clerk


The Berrien County Clerk’s office is hoping to find more, and longer serving, staff. Speaking during a Thursday meeting, Berrien County Commissioner Mamie Yarbrough told colleagues the county finance committee has spoken with Clerk Sharon Tyler, who

Parent Urged To Think Safety Ahead Of Halloween


With Halloween just days away, safety experts are sharing tips for keeping your little ones safe while trick-or-treating. Doug Parisi, director of training for SafeDefend.com, says visibility is probably the most important thing to think about. “They

Legislation Would Replace Construction Zone Signs


Construction zone safety continues to be an important issue in Michigan. West Michigan state Representative Mark Huizenga testified before the state House Transportation Committee this week about an effort to revolutionize the equipment used in work zones

One Hurt In Cass County Crash


A 22-year-old Dowagiac woman is hospitalized after being hurt in a Cass County crash. Melanie Greenleaf was taken by ambulance to the hospital. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old Julie Hoven of Edwardsburg was trying to