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Abortion Foes Drop Petition Drive


From the Associated Press — Abortion opponents say they’re dropping a petition drive to prohibit a second-trimester procedure in Michigan. State election officials said the campaign didn’t produce enough valid signatures. Right to Life of Michigan says

Bicycling Sees Jump In Popularity


A lot of things have seen a spike in popularity in recent months because of COVID-19 as people are kept from doing their usual activities. For example, more people are riding bicycles than ever. Matt Penniman is

United Way Preparing For Backpack Giveaway


The United Way of Southwest Michigan is taking registrations now for its annual School Supply Spectacular in Cass County. United Way Volunteer Engagement Director Debbie Ramirez tells WSJM News they give away 1,000 backpacks loaded with school

Detroit Casino Revenues Down Nearly 60%


From the Associated Press — Revenue from Detroit’s three casinos has plummeted nearly 60% so far this year as the gambling halls’ months-long closure in response to the coronavirus pandemic continues. The decline also is leaving the

Work Underway On New I&M Solar Facility


Construction has begun on Indiana Michigan Power’s new solar facility near South Bend. I&M spokesperson Schnee Garrett tells WSJM News the St. Joseph Solar Farm will feature 57,000 solar panels on 210 acres of property next to

Website Helps Businesses Track COVID Cases


A new online portal has been launched by the Berrien County Health Department to help employers make wise decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM NJews the “Back2WorkSafe Employer and Organization Wellness Tracking Tool”

Adopt a Highway Cleanup Gets Started


The first Adopt a Highway cleanup project of the year was slated to get started this weekend. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson Dan Weingarten tells WSJM News they had one scheduled for this spring, but it had