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Redistricting Commissioner Explains New Maps


After much debate and scrutiny, the Michigan Redistricting Commission has approved new legislative maps for the next decade. Eight of 13 members of the panel created by a voter-approved constitutional amendment voted for the 13-district Congressional plan.

MDOT Ends Plow Naming Contest


The Michigan Department of Transportation has ended a contest to name some of its plows. MDOT spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells us about one of the most popular submissions. “”There were some great names,” Schirripa said. “The name

Schools Using State Grants To Hire More Counselors


Governor Whitmer today announced that schools are recruiting and in the process of hiring 560 more school psychologists, school social workers, school counselors, and school nurses with the help of funding from the FY22 State School Aid Act.    “The pandemic

Gas Prices Expected To Rise


The price of gas is about to jump for the first time in nearly two months. GasBuddy.com analyst Patrick DeHaan is expecting a price jump in the next two days in west Michigan. “Stations usually decrease their

Part Of Holden Road Closed In Baroda


A portion of Holden Road in the Baroda area has been closed by the Berrien County Road Department for a drain project. It says the Berrien County Drain Commission is working on the Sober and Becker Drain,

Upton Discusses Toxic Political Culture


Congressman Fred Upton is decrying the divisive environment in Washington and around the country. Speaking on CNN’s State of the Union over the weekend, Upton said nasty rhetoric in the national discourse is affecting the ability of

Autism Alliance Urges COVID Vaccination


The Autism Alliance of Michigan is working to ensure that autistic people understand the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID. The organization is also reaching out to parents whose autistic children are now eligible to be vaccinated.

Gas Prices Continue To Fall


Gas prices continue to fall in the state. Triple-A Michigan says the average price is down 4¢ a gallon from last week to $3.10, a drop of 23¢ in the past month. Prices are 82¢ higher than

2021 Was A Busy Year For MDOT


With 2021 about behind us, Michigan Department of Transportation Director Paul Ajegba is reflecting on a busy year. Speaking on the Talking Michigan Transportation podcast, he said this week the $3.5 billion in funds for road work