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MI Senate Approves Energy Policy

The Michigan senate has approved a long-awaited energy policy. State Representative Aric Nesbitt, of Lawton, is the chair of the House Committee on Energy Policy, and has led the charge on the package. He tells WSJM News

Michael Moore: Trump Protests Will Continue

Michael Moore is blasting the government, and Democrats, for not listening to the working people of Michigan. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe Friday, Moore says Flint residents and others didn’t feel that Hillary Clinton was on their side

Manufacturing Driving SWM Unemployment Lower

Manufacturing is leading the way in reducing southwest Michigan’s unemployment rate. Southwest Michigan First Chief Executive Officer Ron Kitchens tells our newsroom manufacturers in the region are adding jobs left and right. It’s helped to push the

Edmund Fitzgerald Remembered Today

The Great Lakes area is remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald tragedy, 41 years after the boat sank amid a furious storm on Lake Superior. The Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City is one of several places that

MI companies On Trade Mission To China

Several Michigan companies, including the Michigan Blueberry Growers and Naturipe out of Grand Junction are introducing themselves to China this week. Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams is leading her first food

Spartans Cutting Down On Smoking, Drinking

Students at Michigan State University have been cutting back on drinking and smoking. Dr. Dennis Bartell is MSU’s director of health promotion and says the campus becoming tobacco-free is definitely a factor. “It’s really an indication about

Chikaming Twp Culvert Work All Finished

The $1.4 million replacement of a culvert on Red Arrow Highway in Berrien County is now done. The Berrien County Road Commission this week celebrated with a ribbon cutting. The project to replace the nearly 80-year-old culvert

Snyder Ready To Work With Trump

Governor Snyder says he’ll be working to improve Michigan’s relationship with the White House under a Donald Trump presidency. Snyder points out that Trump and Hillary Clinton made numerous stops here during the campaign. And he expects

Voters Approve LMC Millage Request

Voters have approved Lake Michigan College’s millage request. It was a close one, but in the end, the millage passed by about 680 votes. LMC President Dr. Bob Harrison tells WSJM News it’s gratifying to get the