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Whitmer Signs Economic Development Legislation

From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to bolster Michigan’s appeal to businesses. The legislation creates the Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve Fund, which will be funded from state revenue, with $1 billion

Bangor Man Killed In Crash

Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal crash on Red Arrow Highway in Lawrence Township on Sunday. Troopers responded to the scene at Red Arrow Highway near 55th Street around 7 p.m. They learned a tow truck

State Police Talk Road Rage

One-in-five drivers on the road following the pandemic report more frustration while driving compared to before. The study by Zebra, an online insurance site, says distracted drivers are the number one cause of frustration, followed by lack

State Makes Mental Health Resources Available

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reminding everyone about its Stay Well program to offer mental health services to Michiganders struggling with the ongoing pandemic. Dr. Debra Pinals, department medical director for behavioral health,

Kinexus Analysis Looks At Labor Market

Kinexus says southwest Michigan may be through the period when workers were dropping out of the workforce in droves, and we could now be in a “hunkering down” period. Speaking Thursday, Kinexus Vice President for Government Affairs

Michigan House Allocates New COVID Funding

The Michigan House has approved a supplementary budget bill that includes federal dollars to fight COVID-19. State Representative Mary Whiteford of Casco Township says one plan is designed to ease the burden on hospitals. “We have created

SMC Graduates 18 From Nursing Program

Southwestern Michigan College this week welcomed 18 new nurses to America’s largest healthcare profession. It celebrated the graduation of the nursing program students on Thursday. They were honored for completing their Associate of Applied Science Degree in

Upton Introduces Bill To Improve The Supply Chain

Legislation in the U.S. House seeks to improve the nation’s supply chain. Congressman Fred Upton and colleagues this week introduced the Manufacturing.gov Act. He tells us it aims to increase domestic manufacturing of vital goods. “We’ve introduced