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MI Jobless Rate Down


Michigan’s jobless rate dipped to 4.5 percent in July, a slight drop from the previous month and lowest in 15 years. The state said Wednesday it’s the lowest rate since January 2001’s 4.4 percent, but officials say it

Pure Michigan Getting Fall Campaign Ready


Pure Michigan has some exciting things planned for their Fall campaign. Vice President Dave Lorenz says they’ll continue to feature fall color tours and opportunities to enjoy the heritage around the state. As for what else is

One Dead In Watervliet Industrial Fall


One person is dead and another is hurt following a Watervliet-area industrial accident Tuesday. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says it was called to 8901 Industrial Park Drive shortly before 6:45 p.m. on a report that some scaffolding

West MI Volunteers Helping Out In Louisiana


Red Cross volunteers from across west Michigan are now in Louisiana helping out with flood recovery. Michigan-based disaster program manager Armando Falcon says most of the volunteers are in Baton Rouge. The majority will stay there about two

Hearing To Be Held On Snyder Pick For DEQ


The Michigan Senate will hold a hearing on Governor Rick Snyder’s pick to lead the Department of Environmental Quality in the wake of Flint’s water crisis. A spokeswoman for Senate Republicans said Tuesday that the Senate Natural Resources