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Upton Seeks Legislation To Prevent Wildfires

Congressman Fred Upton is urging leaders in Washington to discuss ways that wildfires can be prevented. He addressed a meeting of the House Energy Subcommittee on Tuesday, telling members better forest management and electrical infrastructure improvements would

Two Arrested In Dowagiac Murder

A murder investigation is underway in Dowagiac, with both suspects in custody. Police say a 40-year-old Dowagiac man was found dead from a shooting just before 2 a.m. Monday at a home in the 700 block of

Tax Season Underway In Michigan

The Michigan Department of Treasury says you can begin to file your state income tax returns today. Department spokesperson Ron Leix says there’s a good reason to file tax returns earlier rather than later. “If you’re a

Planning Commission Gives Out Awards

Some awards to recognize those who have worked to improve infrastructure in the past year around southwest Michigan have been announced by the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission. Associate planner Kris Martin tells WSJM News the group’s board

Counties Seeking Coastal Erosion Help

The Van Buren County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution asking the Michigan Legislature and the governor to declare the Great Lakes shoreline a disaster area. Van Buren County Administrator John Faul tells WSJM News the