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LARA Head Grilled About State Shutdown


The state Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic is discussing efforts to reopen Michigan’s economy. Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director Orlene Hawks was asked about working with various industries in working groups to

Niles Fireworks Show Canceled


There won’t be a Fourth of July fireworks show in Niles this year. Despite the city council approving the event this week, organizers quickly found it wasn’t feasible. The Niles Daily Star reports vendors were difficult to

Upton Talks Possibility Of State Bailouts


With school districts around Michigan looking at massive budget cuts due to COVID-caused shortfalls on the state level, will the federal government take action to bail them out? Congressman Fred Upton tells WSJM News there is legislation

Free Fishing This Weekend


This weekend will be a free fishing weekend in Michigan. Suzanne Stone with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division tells WSJM News events that are normally scheduled during the state’s two free fishing weekends per

SMC Reopening By Appointment


Southwestern Michigan College is gradually reopening its campus, announcing appointments will be available during limited hours starting on Monday, June 15. SMC tells us all services are still available remotely, but if someone prefers to visit campus

Governor Declares June Pride Month In Michigan


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has officially declared June to be Pride Month in Michigan. Her office has released the following statement: Governor Gretchen Whitmer today declared June 2020 Pride Month in Michigan to celebrate LGBTQ+ individuals and recognize the