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Peters Urges Everyone To Get Vaccinated


Senator Gary Peters is urging everyone to get a COVID-19 vaccine. He’s released a new PSA reminding everyone the vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer are safe and effective. “We’re getting closer to beating this pandemic, but we

Benson Critical Of GOP Voting Bills


Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson describes an election law bill package introduced by Senate Republicans as “poisonous” and “un-American.” She spoke out saying the legislation is more restrictive than a controversial new law in Georgia. “Make

MSU To Resume In-Person Classes In Fall


It’s looking like Michigan State will have a majority of their classes in person this fall. “Our student vaccine numbers today are welcome news,” says MSU president Samuel Stanley. “When combined with the fact that over 80%

Benson Slams Proposed Election Legislation


From the Associated Press — Michigan’s top election official is blasting Republican-backed voting bills that are pending in the Legislature, saying some would be more restrictive than a controversial new law in Georgia. Secretary of State Jocelyn

Upton Urges Everyone To Get Vaccinated


If you ask Congressman Fred Upton, the Biden administration should send more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Michigan. He and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell have sent a letter to the administration asking for just that. Upton tells WSJM News

Rep. Griffin Responds To Broadband Veto


Governor Whitmer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed companies to be exempt or defer personal property taxes on property required to establish broadband access, if the company receives funding by certain state or federal agencies.

Paw Paw Man Killed In Crash


A 57-year-old Paw Paw man is dead from injuries suffered in a crash on Red Arrow Highway in Paw Paw Township Wednesday. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office says he was westbound and was passing a vehicle

COVID-19 Cases Up 6,303


New COVID-19 cases are up by 6,303 for Thursday for a pandemic total of 770,822. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports 112 deaths, with 81 from vital records reviews. In southwest Michigan, Berrien County

Fatal Crash In Hagar Township


A Grand Rapids man is dead following a crash in Berrien County’s Hagar Township Wednesday morning. Michigan State Police say it happened at about 8:30 a.m. on northbound I-196 near mile marker five. Troopers learned the driver

School Board Looks To Create Strategic Plan


The Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education is shopping for a district strategic plan. During a work session on Tuesday, the board heard presentations from two possible consultants. They were Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates out

State Expanding COVID-19 Therapies


Michigan will expand the use of a COVID-19 treatment in hopes of substantially reducing climbing hospitalizations and deaths. Additional doses of monoclonal antibodies will be given to hospitals and other providers, which will be asked to add