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Whitmer Calls For Continued Aid To States

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is reiterating her call for the federal government to provide aid to states that are financially strapped due to the pandemic. Speaking Friday, she said the state government being broke will trickle down to

Whitmer Slams Delayed Vaccine Shipments

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is alleging delays with getting COVID vaccine shipments into Michigan. Speaking Friday, she asked why the Trump administration is dropping the ball. “I still cannot get a straight answer out of the Trump administration

State Adds 4,100 Cases Of COVID For Friday

Michigan is reporting 4,180 additional cases of COVID-19 for Friday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website says the state has had more than 454,000 cases of COVID since the pandemic started. It reported

Michigan Experiencing Mail Delays

It’s been a growing problem this holiday season – people waiting for mail and packages that seemingly will never arrive. United States Postal Service spokesperson Elizabeth Najduch told Michigan News Network there have been issues. “This has

Pure Michigan Suggests Travel Gifts

If you haven’t wrapped up all of your gift buying yet, how about the gift of travel? That’s the suggestion from the vice president of Travel Michigan, Dave Lorenz, who told Michigan News Network this week there

COVID-19 Trend Is Downward

The COVID-19 cases in Michigan and Berrien County are headed down. Berrien County Health Department Health Officer Nicki Britten says there are roughly 100 new cases a day in the county, down from 165 a few weeks

Healthy Michigan Plan Passes 850,000 Enrolees

The Healthy Michigan Plan has passed 850,000 enrolees. The office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer has released the following: The Healthy Michigan Plan is now providing health care coverage to more than 850,000 low-income residents for the first

Upton Praises Pfizer For Vaccine Effort

Congressman Fred Upton is praising drug maker Pfizer and all of its staff who have made a COVID-19 vaccine possible. He tells WSJM News their efforts have been Herculean. “Collectively, we actually have a vaccine that’s being

Health Department Preparing For Vaccine Arrival

The first shipment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in Berrien County very soon. Berrien County Health Department spokesperson Gillian Conrad spoke with WSJM News about the plans. “It is going straight to Lakeland’s hospital