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More MI Kmart Stores Closing Next Month


Several Kmart stores in Michigan are preparing to close next month, following dozens of others that have shuttered in the state since the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection nearly 15 years ago. The Detroit News reports

MI GOP Preparing For Possible Recount


After raising more than five-million dollars for election recount efforts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has set her sights on Michigan. Ronna Romney McDaniel, Chair of the Michigan Republican Party, says this

Electronics The Hottest Items For Cyber Monday


Today is Cyber Monday. That’s the annual day when holiday shoppers take to the Internet for extreme markdowns and sales. Televisions are again the hot item for purchase, says Jim Barry, with the Consumer Technology Association. “Televisions,

SW Michigan Has State’s Lowest Gas Prices


Michigan’s lowest gas prices are right here in southwest Michigan. GasBuddy says South Haven’s prices are as low as $1.78, which is the rock-bottom level in the state. Triple-A Michigan’s latest survey of prices shows the Benton

2016 A Strong Year For SWM Home Sales


Southwest Michigan’s housing market has been strong throughout 2016, although sales took a bit of a breather in the month of October. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors’ Philip Amodeo tells WSJM News sales for the month

Holiday Planning Key For Divorced Parents


The holiday season can be tough for divorced parents trying to spend time with their children. Family law attorney Jessica Woll says it’s important to put the children’s needs first. She tells us planning and communication are

Mixed Reaction In MI to DeVos Appointment


The selection of Betsy Devos to serve as the next U.S Secretary of Education is getting mixed reactions around Michigan. Among those on board with the appointment are Grand Rapids Schools Superintendent Theresa Weatherall and Congressman Bill Huizenga,

Slain MI Police Officer Had SWM Ties


A Wayne State University Police Officer shot and killed in the line of duty this week was originally from Kalamazoo County. Officer Colin Rose is a native of Richland, where his parents still live. Friends of his