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Governor Signs Record School Budget

From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed off on a $17.1 billion K-12 budget Tuesday in Grand Rapids, a 10% increase in overall funding that aims to close a decades-long funding gap among school districts

Michigan Works Getting $2 Million Grant

Michigan Works of Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties has been awarded a $2 million grant for workforce training. The money comes from the Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program within the Michigan Department of Labor and

Adopt A Highway Cleanup This Weekend

There will be an Adopt a Highway cleanup event this Saturday. The Michigan Department of Transportation says its volunteers will be on the sides of highways picking up trash throughout southwest Michigan, and drivers should watch out

Powerball Adding A Drawing In August

If you like to play the Michigan Lottery’s Powerball game, you’ll have another day to play soon. “The Multistate Lottery Association oversees Powerball and made the decision to go to a third drawing to differentiate the game

Secretary Of State Office Hours Expanding

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has announced some new changes in branch offices intended to eliminate a backlog of appointments that built up during the pandemic. Benson said Wednesday her office is hiring additional staff and

Three Hurt In Cass County Crash

Three teenagers are hospitalized after a rollover crash in Porter Township in Cass County. Deputies from the sheriff’s office say 17-year-old Emily Avery of Three Rivers went off southbound M-40, overcorrected, and hit the embankment and caused

One Killed In Hit-And-Run

A 54-year-old Benton Harbor man has died after being hit by a vehicle when he was in his wheelchair on East Empire in Benton Township. Michael Swanigan was in the westbound lane of Empire, traveling east, in

Berrien County Gets Mental Health Grant

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow has announced more than $14 million in grants around west Michigan to bolster mental health programs, including a grant of $3.8 million for Berrien County. The grant to the Berrien County Mental Health

Man Killed At Benton Township Party

Benton Township police are investigating the shooting death of 27-year-old Demarco Scales of Benton Harbor. He was shot at a large party just after 3 a.m. Sunday and died at Spectrum Health Lakeland. Police were called to