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Food Benefits Expanded

The more than 1.2 million people in Michigan who are eligible for food assistance will receive an additional payment by the end of January that raises their monthly amount by 15%. The move was announced Thursday by

MDOT Invites Residents To Name That Plow

The Michigan Department of Transportation is inviting the public to submit names for its plows. MDOT spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News Twitter users suggested the idea. “They shared a picture of Traffic Scotland, a map they

$500,000 In Grants Coming To SWM Medical Centers

Nearly $500,000 in federal grants are going to two healthcare centers in southwest Michigan. Congeressman Fred Upton has announced Intercare Community Health Network in Bangor and Family Health Center, Incorporated in Kalamazoo are receiving funds as part

State Releases COVID Numbers For Saturday

Michigan has reported 1,601 additional cases of COVID-19 for Saturday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website shows the state has reported a total of more than 548,000 cases of COVID since . It

Lakeland Pavilion Project In Phase II

The Pavilion project at Spectrum Health Lakeland has entered its second and final phase. Spectrum Health Lakeland spokesperson Jessica Springer tells WSJM News Phase I was completed in March of last year. With a new phase of

Man Scammed Out Of $140,000

Police are warning about a new scam after a southeast Michigan man was bilked out of tens of thousands of dollars. Troy Police Sergeant Meghan Lehman says the man was called by someone claiming to be law

State Adds 2,100 COVID Cases For Thursday

Michigan has reported 2,165 additional cases of COVID-19 for Thursday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website shows the state has reported a total of more than 544,000 cases of COVID. It recorded 148

U.S. Attorney In Detroit Resigns

The U.S. Attorney in Detroit has resigned. Matthew Schneider submitted his resignation to President Biden yesterday afternoon. His last day will be February 1st, and he’ll then join a private law firm based in Detroit. As he

Wednzel Receives Committee Assignments

State Representative Pauline Wendzel has received her committee assignments for the new legislative session. Her office has released the following: State Rep. Pauline Wendzel has been named to four committees for her second term in the Michigan

Michigan Jobless Rate Increases In December

The unemployment rate in Michigan went up in December. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget has released the following: Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose by five-tenths of a percentage point in December to 7.5