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Bipartisan Healthcare Bills Pass State House


Bipartisan legislation tackling health care reform has advanced from the state House to the Senate. House Speaker Jason Wentworth says the legislation focuses on the consumer, instead of the insurance carriers, providers or other stakeholders. “This is

County Administration Building To Reopen


With the COVID-19 vaccination effort going well in Berrien County, there are plans to reopen the Berrien County Administration Building in St. Joseph. Speaking this past week, County Administrator Brian Dissette said admin will reopen to the

COVID-19 Cases Saturday Up By 4,670


Saturday’s new COVID-19 cases are a little lower than the previous several days, but are still at 4,670. That brings the total since last March to 652,569. The Department of Health and Human Services says 22 people

Man Badly Hurt In Bainbridge Township Crash


A 29-year-old Watervliet man is in Spectrum Health Lakeland with life-threatening injuries after a crash Friday night. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office says Joshua Miller was driving fast and without a seat belt when his car left

Pokagons Planning Vaccination Effort In Indiana


The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi has announced it’s partnered with several Indiana-based organizations to offer COVID-19 vaccines to Native Americans including state-recognized and historical tribes, as well as Native Hawaiians, Native Alaskans, and other native groups living

Utility Makes Big Donation To Hartford Library


The American Electric Power Foundation has donated $80,000 to the Hartford Public Library for its computer lab. Library Director Stephanie Daniels tells WSJM News the new AEP Foundation Computer Lab inside the Hartford Public Library will feature

LaSata Introduces Election Legislation


Michigan legislative Republicans this week introduced several bills they say are intended to improve the state’s elections. Among the 39 bills in the package are two from state Senator Kim LaSata. She tells WSJM News Senate Bill

State Releases COVID Numbers For Friday


It’s another day of more than 5,000 new cases of COVID being identified in the state. Michigan is reporting 5,030 new cases of COVID-19 for Friday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus dashboard shows

MIOSHA Launches COVID-19 Citations Dashboard


The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a new online dashboard covering COVID-19 citations. It’s intended to provide information to the public in an easy-to-access way. The Michigan State Emergency Operations Center has released the