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Gas Prices Down 5¢

There is a nickel drop in the state average for gas to start this week. In Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Triple-A Michigan says we’ve got the second-lowest prices in the state at $2.16. Statewide, prices are

Whitmer Reflects On 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has released a video reflecting on 2020. 2020 In Review starts with a clip of Whitmer laying out priorities for the year in December of 2019. At the time, the talk was about the

Fatal Crashes Up In 2020

Fatal crashes were up in Michigan in 2020 despite lighter traffic on the roads. Michigan State Police Lieutenant Mike Shaw has some numbers. “We’re probably, and these are all unofficial numbers, almost 50 fatalities ahead of last

State Releases Three-Day COVID Numbers

Michigan is reporting 8,983 additional cases of COVID-19 around the state for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday combined. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says that works out to an average of 2,994 new cases per

Group Tracks Missed Votes By State Lawmakers

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has released its annual report on state lawmaker attendance. It’s no surprise that more Michigan lawmakers missed votes this year due to COVID, although Mackinac Center legal analyst Jack McHugh tells

Retailers Optimistic For 2021

Retailers across Michigan are optimistic for the new year with hopes for a rebound after sales slumped during the pandemic. Jennifer Rook, with the Michigan Retailers Association, says optimism is indeed the theme for 2021. “It seems

More Road Projects In 2021

If you think there has been a lot of road work this past year across Michigan, the head of MDOT says wait until the new year, and the year after that. MDOT Director Paul Ajegba says that

Whitmer Releases Video Reflecting On 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has released a video reflecting on 2021 and looking ahead to 2021. The video is below. The governor’s office has released the following: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released a video on social media reflecting on the unprecedented events and

County Supports City Shoreline Efforts

An application from the city of St. Joseph for a coastal management grant has the backing of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners. During a Wednesday meeting the board approved a resolution stating the county’s support for

County Board Hears CARES Act Report

Berrien County received about $1.3 million in CARES Act funds this year. During a Wednesday meeting of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners, Financial Services Director Doug James said most of those dollars have been spent. “What