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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

Andrews Planning Virtual Commencement


Andrews University is planning a virtual commencement for this year. It says from July 31 to August 2, the entire campus community will celebrate the achievements of graduating students through celebration of graduates services and the commencement.

Whitmer Responds To Nursing Home Claims


Governor Gretchen Whitmer is fighting back against claims that people in Michigan nursing homes were put at risk by putting them alongside COVID-19 patients. A common complaint against her administration is that it placed some COVID patients

SWM Businesses Saluted For Producing PPE


Congressman Fred Upton, Cornerstone Alliance, and the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber have teamed up to salute southwest Michigan companies that have helped during the COVID-19 pandemic by producing personal protective equipment and sanitation supplies. A gathering was