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Upton Not Expecting U.S. To Default On Debt


Will Congress fail to raise the national debt ceiling, causing the U.S. Treasury to default on its debt obligations? Congressman Fred Upton isn’t worried. “We’re not going to get to the point where we default,” Upton said.

Whitmer Pushes Economic Plan


A new $2.1 billion plan to help grow the middle class, support small businesses, and invest in communities in Michigan has been announced. Governor Gretchen Whitmer outlined the plan this week, saying the money would come from

Legislature Approves State Budget


From the Associated Press — Michigan will make more kids eligible for child care subsidies, equip state troopers with body cameras and make permanent a pandemic wage hike for caregivers under the next state budget. The bipartisan

Health Department Promoting Infant Safety


With this being National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, the Berrien County Health Department is hoping to help parents know what they can do to ensure their babies are safe. Family Health Programs Manager Kyna King tells WSJM

Upton Visits COVID-19 Memorial In Washington


Congressman Fred Upton on Tuesday joined Congresswoman Debbie Dingell as they visited the National COVID Memorial in Washington, D.C. They two planted small white flags with messages in honor of Michiganders who have lost their lives to

GM Finds Fix For Chevy Bolt Vehicles


General Motors says it’s found a fix for a battery problem that’s created a fire risk, leading to the recall of about 140,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles. GM spokesman Dan Flores says the battery supplier, LG, has

Michigan Trails Week Underway


We still have a couple of months of nice weather for hiking, biking, and riding horses in Michigan. This is Michigan Trails Week, says Dakota Hewlett with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. He spoke with Michigan

Two Killed In Sodus Township Crash


A 13-year-old boy and a 42-year-old man are dead after a two vehicle crash in Sodus Township on Monday. Michigan State Police say it happened on Sodus Parkway west of Watson Road at about 6 p.m. Troopers

Mackinac Policy Conference This Week


Hundreds of policymakers and community leaders are gathered on Mackinac Island this week for the annual Mackinac Policy Conference. Wright Lassiter the Third, who is this year’s conference chair, says re-imagining a healthy Michigan is the main

Adopt A Highway Cleanup Starts This Weekend


Volunteers will be lining highways around Michigan this coming weekend as the next Adopt a Highway cleanup effort. The Michigan Department of Transportation says teams will pick up trash along roads from Saturday through the following Sunday.

New Leader Announced For Youth Solutions


Kinexus has announced a new director for its Youth Solutions program. Mollie Waller will now lead the program. Kinexus says Waller has a wealth of experience in the non-profit and for-profit sectors ranging from communications to business