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MI Student Test Scores A Mixed Bag

Michigan students improved in slightly more than half of the grades and subjects tested on newer, more rigorous standardized assessments, but their proficiency declined in other areas. M-STEP results released Tuesday show that fewer than half of the

Dowagiac Gas Station Robbed Monday

Police are looking for an armed robber who struck a Marathon station in Dowagiac Monday night. Dowagiac police say the suspect walked into the gas station on Spruce Street around 10:40 p.m. flashing a handgun. He made

Report: More Money, More Votes

As public frustration over the influence of money in politics continues to grow, a new study shows some evidence the US political system is more “one dollar, one vote” than “one person, one vote.” Thomas Ferguson, with

State Grant To Boost Algae Bloom Research

Great Lakes researchers have gotten a big boost from the state Department of Environmental Quality. More than $155,000 has been given to Oakland University to create technology to deal with harmful algae blooms that can kill off

MDOT Work Close To Winding Down In SWM

Road construction in southwest Michigan should start winding down for the year in the next couple of months. The Michigan Department of Transportation’s Nick Schirripa says work in Berrien County will be finished by the end of

WMU Researchers Moving Into Retirement Community

Some occupational therapy students from Western Michigan University are about to begin an unusual project to prepare themselves for working with seniors once they graduate. They’re moving into a retirement community. Director of resident living at Clark

Michigan Gas Prices Rise 7¢

Gas prices have spiked one more time as summer winds down to Labor Day and the last surge of vacationers hits the highway. AAA Michigan says prices are up 7¢ a gallon since last week, averaging about

Cook Plant Sirens To Be Tested Tomorrow

The Cook nuclear power plant in Bridgman will be testing its emergency sirens for the next few weeks. Spokesperson Dave Lefor says, starting Monday, they’ll conduct the yearly testing. “They will go ahead and test each siren