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Mackinac Bridge Walk Suspended

The 2020 Mackinac Bridge Walk has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Michigan Department of Transportation has released the following statement: Echoing a focus on safety that led it to bar public traffic from the

School Board Approves Turnaround Plan

The Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education has approved a turnaround plan drafted for the district by its Community Engagement and Advisory Committee. During a virtual meeting Tuesday night, Superintendent Andrae Townsel read from the resolution

Governor Anticipates Budget Shortfall

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is hoping the federal government will come through with aid to states facing budget shortfalls because of the COVID-19 crisis. She says we’re looking at a possible $3 billion hole. “It is my hope

Road Agencies Hope For Stimulus Funds

Should the next federal coronavirus stimulus package contain funding for transportation agencies? The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials thinks so. It sent a letter to both chambers of Congress asking that $50 billion be

Project Starts On Napier Avenue

A maintenance project on part of Napier Avenue in Benton Township and Bainbridge Township is now underway. The Berrien County Road Department says the project involves the application of an HMA overlay from Blue Creek Road to

State Releases COVID-19 Totals For Monday

Michigan is reporting 414 additional cases of COVID-19 around the state for Monday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the statewide total since the start of the pandemic is 47,552. There are 33 additional