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Mayor Talks Protests During Address To Rotary

Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammed says Americans should not be afraid of protests because protests spawned our nation. Muhammed spoke to St. Joseph Rotarians Monday, saying he was not surprised recent Benton Harbor protests have been peaceful.

LaSata To Host Outdoor Office Hours

State Senator Kim LaSata is planning to hold open office hours this month, but with a twist due to COVID-19. LaSata will host sessions with the public outdoors. 21st District residents will have three times to ask

United Way Working To Help Food Pantries

The United Way of Southwest Michigan has begun its annual Christmas in June food drive. Spokesperson Jennifer Tomshack tells WSJM News the agency collects food for 38 pantries around southwest Michigan each June when they see need

Major Theater Chain May Not Reopen

Things are starting to reopen in Michigan, but one very big chain, AMC, says they may not make it if this lasts much longer. Cory Jacobson, is the owner of Phoenix Theatres based in Southeast Michigan. He

March Held In South Haven

An estimated 400 to 500 people took part in a march against racial injustice in South Haven on Saturday. The march started at Elkenburg park with speakers from the community and proceeded to the South Haven Pavilion.

Ford Keeps Salaried Workers Home

Ford is delaying the return of most of it’s salaried workers. Some workers, who needed to be on site, have already returned. Ford telling the others Friday they won’t be coming back until at least September. No

COVID-19 Totals For Saturday

Michigan is reporting 224 additional cases of COVID-19 for Saturday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says that brings the total since the start of the pandemic to 58,749. The state reports 36 additional coronavirus

Economist Talks West MI Recovery

The worst of the recession driven by the coronavirus in west Michigan is over. That’s according to Brian Long with the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. He says many of our supply chains

Undersheriff Talks Protests

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department stands with the Michigan Sheriff’s Association as it condemns the actions of Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd. The association has called the actions of the officers bad