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Whitmer Moves To Expand Overtime Eligibility


From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer is moving to make more Michigan workers eligible for overtime pay. The Democrat announced Thursday that her administration will establish rules to change the salary threshold under which employers

Officials Promote Pedestrian Safety


Police agencies around Michigan and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning are working to reduce vehicle-pedestrian crashes. Office of Highway Safety Planning spokesperson Jon Ross tells WSJM News more drivers and pedestrians alike need to be

Bailey Seeking Sixth Term As Sheriff


Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey is seeking another term. Bailey has served as sheriff since 2001, first elected in 2000. He tells WSJM News he’s worked to improve the sheriff’s department over the past 18 years, and

Record Year For Berrien Recycling Programs


2019 has been a strong year for the Berrien County recycling programs. Berrien County Environmental Property Manager Jill Adams tells WSJM News residents brought in 117,000 pounds of hazardous waste and 82,000 pounds of electronics at recyling

BH School Board Agrees To Advisory Committee


The Community Engagement and Advisory Committee for Benton Harbor Area Schools has been established by the board of education. Board President Joseph Taylor tells us the body held a retreat Saturday and signed off on the state-proposed