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Pollutants Found In Two MI Water Supplies

Records show pollutants that have been linked to health problems including cancer and childhood developmental issues have been found in public drinking water supplies for two Michigan communities. MLive reports utilities serving Kent County’s Plainfield Township, near Grand

Mike Pence Speaks In Grand Rapids

Mike Pence says he has a lot in common with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump – just not in matters of rhetorical style. The Indiana governor and Trump’s running mate said at a Wednesday campaign stop in Grand

Old BHAS Tech Center To Be Demolished

The old Benton Harbor Area Schools Technology Center will soon meet the wrecking ball. A nearly $69-thousand dollar grant to the Berrien County Land Bank Authority from the state will pay for tearing down the abandoned building.

State Releases 30-Year Water Management Plan

State officials have released the second part of a 30-year plan to manage, protect and improve Michigan’s water resources. The Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of the Great Lakes developed the strategy. The portion announced Wednesday says that

Pinkney Conviction Affirmed

The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction and 30-month prison sentence of Edward Pinkney. The Benton Harbor activist was convicted in 2014 of election law violations in a recall attempt against former Benton Harbor Mayor

Free Well Water Testing In Van Buren County

Van Buren County residents will have a chance to get their well water tested next month, thanks to the Van Buren Conservation District and the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program. The conservation district says samples can be

MI Democrats Hope For Unity

Some of Michigan’s top Democrats believe a united front will emerge at the party’s national convention. The DNC chair will be stepping down after the event, essentially taking the heat after leaked emails indicated party leaders favored

Traverse City Film Festival Opens Today

The annual Traverse City Film Festival is kicking off in northern Michigan. Oscar winner Michael Moore co-founded the festival and is showcasing works by his fellow Michigan natives at the event, which runs Tuesday-Sunday. Altogether, more than 200

West MI Funeral Director Sentenced For Fraud

A former western Michigan funeral director has been sentenced to eight months in jail for fraud. Thomas Clock III also was sentenced Monday in Muskegon County Circuit Court to two months’ probation and fines. Clock pleaded no contest in