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Lear Building New Detroit Factory

Lear Corporation broke ground Monday on a brand new factory that will be built on Detroit’s east side. Mayor Mike Duggan says the factory will make seats. “Lear Corporation made this decision. 400 good paying jobs in

Upton Concerned About Inflation

Congressman Fred Upton is concerned about inflation as consumer prices keep rising. He tells WSJM News events in the last couple of years have caused the problem. “We’ve had a lot of government spending, in large part

The Market Open In Downtown St. Joseph

There’s a new marketplace open in downtown St. Joseph. In fact, it’s called The Market. It’s an indoor, year-round farmers market that currently includes eight food and drink related businesses, all with custom made spaces inside of

Biden Talks Infrastructure Michigan

President Joe Biden was in Michigan Tuesday to push for an infrastructure package. Speaking in Howell in Livingston County, Biden said the United States is facing a problem with crumbling roads and bridges. “Across the country right

State Recalls Some Marijuana Products

There’s a big recall of marijuana that was tainted with pesticides. Jerry Millen owns the Greenhouse of Walled Lake and says pesticides in marijuana is a big deal, because effects like cancer won’t happen for years down

Cyber Security Week Tips

It’s Cyber Security week, and a Michigan expert says there’s one simple change you can make today to make sure your accounts are safe. David Derigotis at Burns and Wilcox says too many people us the same

COVID-19 Cases Rise 8,704

Michigan has gained 8,704 new COVID-19 cases for Saturday through Monday. That brings the total since March of last year to 1,039,337. Sixty-two people died over the three days for a total of 21,139 Michiganders who have

Whitmer Vetoes Election Bills

From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed several Republican-sponsored election bills. She says they would have perpetuated falsehoods to discredit the 2020 presidential election and made it tougher for people living in large senior

President Biden Coming To Michigan Tuesday

President Biden will campaign in favor of his bipartisan infrastructure plan in Howell tomorrow. The President will speak at the Operating Engineers facility in Livingston County. Biden will also discuss his Build Back Better Agenda, which is

Federal Grant Awarded To LMC Program

Lake Michigan College’s Educational Opportunity Center has received a nearly $2 million grant to help people pursue a college education. LMC says the $1.95 million comes from the federal government and will be distributed to the college

LaSata Winter Coat Drive Underway

State Senator Kim LaSata is once again hosting a winter coat drive for children in need. Kim’s Coat Drive asks southwest Michigan residents to drop off coats through October 31 at sites throughout LaSata’s district. The sites

One Hospitalized After Cass County Crash

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Friday night crash in Silver Creek Township that injured one man. Deputies were called to M-62 and Indian Lake Road just after 8 pm when 31-year-old Arturo Morales-Fiscal turned

SMC Brings In Women’s Basketball Coach

The reintroduction of athletics to Southwestern Michigan College continues full speed ahead as Jeanine Wasielewski has been hired as the new women’s basketball coach. She’s originally from the South Bend area, played Division I basketball at Northwestern