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Benton Harbor Receives Clean Audit

Benton Harbor City Commissioners have heard the audit report for the fiscal year that ended in June. Speaking to the city commission Monday night, accountant Paul Matz with Rehmann Robson said the audit report is clean and

Whitmer To Propose $1 Billion More For Roads

From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer will propose a $1 billion, or nearly 20%, boost to Michigan’s transportation budget to repair roads and increase other spending. The $6.3 billion plan she will present to lawmakers

Police Agencies Seeing Recruitment Trouble

Police agencies around the nation and in Michigan have been experiencing trouble with recruitment the last couple of years. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey tells WSJM News he sees departments all over that are hearing from fewer

Michigan Fire Deaths Up 144% in January

Fire deaths in Michigan were up by 144% during January. Michigan State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer tells WSJM News the state has recorded 18 fires resulting in 22 deaths, all accidental and preventable. “One common thing that

MEDC Looking For More Investment Opportunties

Even though General Motors is investing seven billion dollars in electric vehicles and batteries in Michigan, the CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Quentin Messer, is looking for other opportunities. He told Michigan News Network one

Hiring Expected To Increase

A new survey from Robert Half shows that the job market will continue its recovery well into 2022. Practice director Neal Gilbert told Michigan News Network what’s driving the positive results from the company’s State of U.S.

Allegan County Teen Missing

A 13-year-old boy is missing from his Valley Township home in Allegan County, and the sheriff’s office believes he took his father’s 2006 Chrysler 300. Zander Canales is believed to be in the Holland area with friends

Michigan Reconnect Program Passes One Year

One year into its existence, the Michigan Reconnect program now has more than 91,000 people enrolled and seeking a higher education free of tuition. Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday the program, which pays for community college for

SMSO Director To Retire

Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra Director Sue Kellogg is retiring. The symphony says she’ll step down effective May 31 after 16 years as the director and 22 years total with the organization. Kellogg said she feels the timing