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ACLU Defending Amish Group


From the Associated Press — The American Civil Liberties Union is defending 14 Amish families in southern Michigan in a dispute with a county health department over outhouses and plumbing. The Lenawee County Health Department has filed

SWMI Housing Market Remains Hot


The housing market in the area for the year remains hot. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors says November set records in the year-over-year comparison dating back to 2006 for average and median selling prices and total

Governor Creates Poverty Task Force


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced the creation of the Michigan Poverty Task Force. Housed within the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, or LEO, the task force will bring together representatives of 19 state agencies to

Berrien County Administrator To Resign


Berrien County Administrator Bill Wolf is resigning. At Thursday’s meeting of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners, Wolf read a statement saying although the board in February extended his contract through the end of 2021, at “that

Phone Scams Spoofs State Police Number


Michigan State Police out of Paw Paw are advising everyone of a new phone scam that spoofs the state police district headquarters phone number. Detective Sergeant Carey Casperson tells WSJM News with this scam, the caller wants

Upton Braces For Impeachment Vote


Congressman Fred Upton will vote no when the impeachment vote is taken by the U.S. House. He tells WSJM News he doesn’t expect his vote to change the result, though. “Of course, Speaker Pelosi has a sizable

Ford To Add 3,000 Jobs In Detroit


From the Associated Press — Ford Motor Company is adding 3,000 jobs at two factories in the Detroit area. It’s also investing $1.45 billion to build new pickup trucks, SUVs, and electric and autonomous vehicles. The company