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Michigan Unemployment Rate Falls In March


From the Associated Press — The state says Michigan’s unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in March while the number of people entering the workforce continued to grow. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget said Wednesday

Lakeshore Schools Could Seek Improvement Bond


Lakeshore Schools could be pursuing another improvement bond. Superintendent Phil Freeman tells WSJM News he’s proposing a more than $20 million bond for next year to complete upgrades proposed in a 2012 facilities study. The work would include

Michigan State Police Celebrate 100 Years


From the Associated Press — In 100 years, the Michigan State Police has gone from being a temporary wartime emergency force of 300 men to a full-service law enforcement agency with nearly 10 times more employees. The agency

May Day Protests Planned In Support Of Immigrants


Immigration reform activists from across the state have met to announce Michigan’s role in the nationwide resistance to the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Adonis Flores, with Michigan United, tells Michigan News Network he fears the policies hurt

Statewide Tornado Drill Wednesday


If you hear some sirens going off around 1 p.m. Wednesday and the weather looks clear, then there’s no need to worry. Michigan State Police Sergeant Ken High tells WSJM News there’s a statewide tornado drill going

Suspect Arraigned In Allegan County Standoff


The suspect in an Easter standoff in Allegan County has been arraigned. The sheriff’s department tells us 27-year-old Michael John Vanderberg is charged with resisting and obstructing a police officer and being a felon in possession of

Series Of Protests To Call For Income Tax Cut


From the Associated Press — A conservative group is organizing six protests across Michigan to criticize a dozen House Republicans who voted against cutting the state’s income tax. The Michigan Conservative Coalition said it was holding rallies Tuesday

Deadline Approaching To File Taxes


If you’re one of the thousands who have held off until this week to wrap up your taxes for 2016, don’t fret. IRS spokesman Luis Garcia from their field office in Detroit tells WSJM News you can