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James Concedes Senate Race To Peters

From the Associated Press — Republican John James has conceded to Democratic Senator Gary Peters of Michigan, nearly three weeks after the incumbent was declared the winner by The Associated Press. James, who lost by 92,000 votes

USDA Expert Talks Thanksgiving Food Safety

Health experts are reminding everyone that COVID isn’t the only illness you have to guard against over Thanksgiving. USDA food safety specialist Meredith Carothers tells WSJM News food borne illnesses are a threat with all of the

AARP Warns About COVID- Holiday Scams

With the spike in COVID cases and the upcoming holiday season, consumer groups are warning Michiganders a proliferation of scam artists is emerging. Mark Hornbeck with AARP of Michigan says everyone should be on the lookout for

Retail Group: Only Buy What You Need

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Michigan Retailers Association are appealing to Michigan residents not to panic buy food and other items as the COVID crisis deepens. The two said Friday they are

Hunting Licenses Increase

From the Associated Press — Wildlife officials in many states are issuing lots more hunting and fishing licenses this year – apparently because of the coronavirus. Americans who are weary of being cooped up at home and

State Observes Increase In STD

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is warning about an increase in cases of gonorrhea this year. Spokesperson Lynn Sutfin tells WSJM News they’re up 22% with the state already passing last year’s total for

Report Critical Of For-Profit Colleges

New research is revealing some policies and behaviors referred to as “predatory” by for-profit colleges in Michigan. Michigan League for Public Policy Senior Policy Analyst Peter Ruark says according to his group’s findings, many for-profit schools have