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New COVID-19 Cases At 5,530 For Saturday

Michigan’s new COVID-19 case numbers are down slightly for Saturday. The Department of Health and Human Services reports 5,530 positive tests, roughly 800 fewer than Friday. That brings the total to 785,307 with 16,840 people dying. 69

LMC Plans Virtual Career Fair

Lake Michigan College is planning a virtual career fair. It says anyone can learn what it’s like to be a Red Hawk with the Virtual Career and Program Expo on April 22. It’s designed to answer questions

Adopt A Highway Cleanups Underway

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s annual Adopt a Highway roadside cleanups are now underway. In the southern half of the Lower Peninsula, volunteers will be out along the sides of highways from this Saturday to April 25

Peters Urges Everyone To Get Vaccinated

Senator Gary Peters is urging everyone to get a COVID-19 vaccine. He’s released a new PSA reminding everyone the vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer are safe and effective. “We’re getting closer to beating this pandemic, but we

Benson Critical Of GOP Voting Bills

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson describes an election law bill package introduced by Senate Republicans as “poisonous” and “un-American.” She spoke out saying the legislation is more restrictive than a controversial new law in Georgia. “Make

MSU To Resume In-Person Classes In Fall

It’s looking like Michigan State will have a majority of their classes in person this fall. “Our student vaccine numbers today are welcome news,” says MSU president Samuel Stanley. “When combined with the fact that over 80%

Benson Slams Proposed Election Legislation

From the Associated Press — Michigan’s top election official is blasting Republican-backed voting bills that are pending in the Legislature, saying some would be more restrictive than a controversial new law in Georgia. Secretary of State Jocelyn

Upton Urges Everyone To Get Vaccinated

If you ask Congressman Fred Upton, the Biden administration should send more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Michigan. He and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell have sent a letter to the administration asking for just that. Upton tells WSJM News

Rep. Griffin Responds To Broadband Veto

Governor Whitmer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed companies to be exempt or defer personal property taxes on property required to establish broadband access, if the company receives funding by certain state or federal agencies.

Paw Paw Man Killed In Crash

A 57-year-old Paw Paw man is dead from injuries suffered in a crash on Red Arrow Highway in Paw Paw Township Wednesday. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office says he was westbound and was passing a vehicle

COVID-19 Cases Up 6,303

New COVID-19 cases are up by 6,303 for Thursday for a pandemic total of 770,822. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports 112 deaths, with 81 from vital records reviews. In southwest Michigan, Berrien County