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St. Joseph Today Director Steps Down

The search will soon begin for a new executive director for St. Joseph Today. That’s after Whitney Behnke resigned the position this week following less than a year on the job. Behnke cited the difficulty of attending

Snyder Vetoes Medicaid Tax Changes

Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed legislation that would have changed how health insurers are taxed and Medicaid is funded. Snyder said Thursday he rejected the bills because he was “very concerned” that the federal government would not recognize

MI Board Allows Flint To Sue The State

A state board overseeing Flint as it transitions from state emergency management has reversed course and lifted the city’s ability to sue without first getting approval from the board. The Receivership Transition Advisory Board on Wednesday amended a

Website: MI Cops The Most Overworked

Michigan has the hardest working men and women in blue, according to one website. Security site SafeWise.com took a look at FBI statistics, and found Michigan has about 23,200 law enforcement employees, leaving one cop for about

Millions Of Toyotas Being Recalled

Millions of Toyota vehicles are being recalled due to problems with Takata airbags. 5.8 million overseas vehicles are being sought after most U.S. models have already been taken back. Auto analyst John McElroy says it’s going to

LMC Makes Big Push For Ballot Proposal

Leaders at Lake Michigan College have been busy for the past few months promoting the college’s millage proposal. LMC President Dr. Bob Harrison tells WSJM news staff and supporters have been hitting up a variety of organizations

[VIDEO] Lake Michigan College Board Pleased With President Search

<div style=”position:relative; padding-bottom:56.25%; overflow:hidden;”><iframe src=”http://content.jwplatform.com/players/0VTFdQoI-RedLAKBN.html” width=”100%” height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”auto” allowfullscreen style=”position:absolute;”></iframe></div> If everything goes as planned, Lake Michigan College will have a new president by the end of March. WSJM’s Andrew Green reports.

General Motors Reports Record Earnings

General Motors reported a record third-quarter profit that doubled the same period a year ago, despite falling sales and market share in the U.S. The Detroit automaker earned $2.77 billion, or $1.76 per share, compared with $1.36 billion,

Kalamazoo Accepts $70 Million In Donations

The Kalamazoo City Commission has taken a step toward using roughly $70 million in private donations to help cover city costs. The commission voted 6-1 to approve the memorandum of understanding during a public meeting Monday. The document

MI Chamber Supporting Energy Reform Legislation

An influential business group’s decision to support energy legislation is being called a “breakthrough” in an attempt to update Michigan’s energy laws. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday new versions of the bills would guarantee a competitive

Judge Approves Volkswagen Emissions Settlement

A federal judge in San Francisco has approved a $15 billion court settlement of most claims against Volkswagen for its emissions-cheating scandal. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer signed the order Tuesday approving the largest auto-scandal settlement in the

Berrien Springs Community Expo Friday

Set for this Friday is the first every community expo at Berrien Springs High School. Anyone who’s interested in learning more about what the community of Berrien Springs has to offer is invited to stop by. Berrien

September Home Sales Up In SWM

Homes sales in southwest Michigan remain strong, as the latest numbers show a 14% jump for the month this year over last year. Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors Vice President Gary Walter tells us September’s unit sales

Judge Blocks “Ballot Selfie” Ban

A judge has blocked Michigan law and policies that would prevent voters from taking photos of their ballot in the November 8 election. Joel Crookston of Portage sued in Grand Rapids federal court, saying his First Amendment right

MI Companies Building Parts For Mars Ship

Part of NASA’s first manned spaceship to Mars will be made in Michigan. The Detroit News reports the government agency’s new Space Launch System that’s being created to transport humans to Mars in the 2030s relies on dozens

Feds Recommend Automakers Focus On Cybersecurity

The government’s highway safety agency says automakers should make cybersecurity part of their product development process by assessing risks and designing in protections. Companies also should identify safety critical systems such as engine control computers and limit their

$1.5 Million Gift For MSU College Of Nursing

McLaren Greater Lansing has made a $1.5 million gift to Michigan State University to establish the College of Nursing’s first endowed chair position. The East Lansing school said Monday that the donation to help create the Endowed Chair