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AAA Notes 157% Increase In Calls For Help


AAA of Michigan has seen a 157% increase in calls for roadside assistance this past week with single digit or near-single digit temperatures around the state. Spokesperson Susan Hiltz tells WSJM News your car needs extra care

Calley Signs Opioid Legislation


Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley has signed legislation designed to fight the opioid epidemic in Michigan. State Representative Beth Griffin of Mattawan tells WSJM News one of the bills Calley signed Wednesday was her plan to have the

MEDC Expecting Robust Economy In 2017


How did Michigan’s economy fare in 2017 and what’s expected going forward in 2018? Michigan’s economy had a solid 2017 and the head of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is optimistic for 2018. MEDC CEO Jeff Mason

Schuitmaker Reflects On 2017


2017 was a busy year for Michigan lawmakers, and each is now reflecting on what they feel were the biggest accomplishments. State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker of Lawton tells WSJM News she is disappointed the Michigan House didn’t

State House Speaker Talks 2018 Priorities


As 2017 comes to a end, lawmakers in Lansing are looking ahead to next year’s session. Speaker of the Michigan House Tom Leonard tells Michigan News Network an increased emphasis on skilled trades and technical education is

State Graduates Eight New Motor Carriers


Eight people have graduated from the Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Officer Recruit School. They completed their training last week. One of the grads, Brett Negus the Second, told Michigan News Network it was a tough 19

USDA Talks Christmas Food Safety


With Christmas and New Year’s here, food safety experts are reminding everyone how to avoid illness when they’re partying. USDA Food Safety Specialist Archie Magoulas tells WSJM News making sure foods stay at their intended temperature is

Utility Talks Christmas Light Costs


If your house is decorated with festive lights for this holiday season, remember you could probably be saving some money on your energy bills by upgrading. Consumers Energy spokesperson Brian Wheeler tells WSJM News those old C

Proos Talks Holiday Scams


The holidays may be a time of fun for most of us, but state Senator John Proos reminds everyone of things they need to do to avoid being ripped off. He tells WSJM News online shopping may

$250,000 Donation Made To SMC


Southwestern Michigan College has received a $250,000 donation to its nursing facility expansion. SMC President David Mathews tells WSJM News Kelly and Karen Rose of Elkhart are both former students. Karen studied nursing at SMC, and Kelly