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Bars Struggle To Follow New Rules


There’s a lot of frustration among Michigan bar owners as Governor Gretchen Whitmer has tightened rules on bars in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula because of the coronavirus. Michigan Licensed Beverage Association Director Scott Ellis told

United Way Seeks To Increase Voter Turnout


The United Way of Southwest Michigan is looking to increase voter participation this year. It announced on Thursday it’s teamed up with When We All Vote, a non-profit voter engagement organization, to get more people registered to

Gym Owners Anxious To Reopen


Gym owners in Michigan are getting desperate to reopen as their state-mandated COVID-19 shutdown nears five months. Michigan Fitness Club Association Vice Chair Alyssa Tushman runs three gyms in metro Detroit, and tells WSJM News Michigan is

GM Beats Low Expectations


General Motors took a beating from the pandemic with an $800 million dollar loss for the second quarter, but still beat Wall Street’s expectations. Auto analyst John McElroy told Michigan News Network this week the second half

Whitmer Responds To Trump Election Tweet


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued a statement in response to a tweet from President Donald Trump questioning if the November election should be delayed. The governor’s office has released the following statement: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released

Gym Owners Testify In Lansing


Allow gyms to reopen in southern lower Michigan. That’s what some gym owners told the Michigan Legislature’s Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday in Lansing. Burn Fitness co-owner Alyssa Tushman said they have safety protocols

State COVID-19 Numbers For Wednesday


Michigan is reporting 996 additional cases of COVID-19 for Wednesday. However, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says about 300 of them are attributable to older lab results. The department says the state identified two

Campaign Seeks Equitable School Policies


A new campaign is calling on state leaders to invest in Michigan’s students and adopt fair and equitable school funding policies. Education Trust Midwest Executive Director Amber Arellano says a cross section of business and civic leaders