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SWM Housing Market Down In May

Southwest Michigan’s housing market was hit hard in May. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors says the overall economic downturn caused by COVID-19 pushed local homes sales to their lowest level since 2006. Selling prices also dropped.

John James Touring Michigan

From the Associated Press — U.S. Senate candidate John James has begun an in-person tour of Michigan amid the pandemic, visiting a Jackson County farm to criticize the overregulation and overtaxation of farmers. Monday’s stop is believed

School Leaders Warn About Danger Of State Cuts

School leaders across Michigan are warning lawmakers that districts are facing unknown costs related to the coronavirus and budget cuts will only add to the problem. Oakland Schools Superintendent Wanda Cook-Robinson is part of the School Finance

SJ Farmers Markets Underway For Summer

One thing that’s now up and running each weekend is the St. Joseph Farmers Market. St. Joseph Today’s Amy Zapal tells WSJM News they started the market on June 6, and people have been responding well. “We’ve

RESA Board Names New Superintendent

Berrien RESA has selected Eric Hoppstock to be the next district superintendent. Hoppstock is currently RESA’s assistant superintendent and chief academic officer, and he’ll take over his new role on July 1. The Berrien RESA Board of

State Resumes Charging For Admission At Parks

Michigan state parks has resumed collecting admission fees after a three-month break because of the coronavirus. The recreation passport costs $12 when renewing a license plate registration through the secretary of state or $17 at park entrances.