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Nearly $88,000 Raised For Foster Scholarships

From the Associated Press — Nearly $88,000 has been raised to provide college scholarships for young people in Michigan’s foster care system. The state Treasury department says about 300 people attended the annual Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust

Upton Issues Statement On Impeachment Inquiry

Congressman Fred Upton isn’t saying whether he supports the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Upton issued a statement through his office that says he’ll “review the facts that emerge before making any conclusions.” Upton calls recent developments

Jim Gifford Returning To WSJM

Coming soon to 94.9 WSJM in the morning will be a familar voice to many in the area. Jim Gifford is taking over the WSJM morning show at the end of October as Ray Gustafson moves on

Gas Prices Drop 12¢ In Michigan

Gas prices statewide are on the decline. Triple-A Michigan says the average fell 12¢ a gallon over the past week to $2.62, and the auto club expects prices will continue moving lower with the transition to cheaper-to-produce

Weather Postpones Mosquito Spraying

Weather has postponed aerial spraying by the state in high risk areas for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The spraying was slated for last night to cover around 720,000 acres in parts of Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties

Aerial Spraying For Mosquitoes Tonight

State health officials are going to conduct aerial spraying to kill mosquitoes in high risk areas for Eastern Equine Encephalitis this weekend. The spraying will take place in several southwest Michigan counties, covering a total of about

Harvest Could Last Into November

2019 has been challenging for Michigan farmers, from the polar vortex over the winter that wiped out the peach crop in southwest Michigan to historic rainfall in the spring delaying planting or preventing corn and soybeans from

Report: More LMC Students Voting

The voter participation rate among Lake Michigan College students has doubled in the past four years. LMC says a report has found the voting rate among students was 17% for the 2014 midterm elections, and 35% in

Deadline For Home Heating Credit Monday

Time is running out to apply for Michigan’s Home Heating Credit this year. Michigan Department of Treasury spokesperson Ron Leix tells WSJM News the credit goes to low income or disabled residents to help them cover their