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One Killed In Weesaw Township Crash

A crash between a Dodge Journey and a Honda Civic has claimed the life of a Berrien Springs man. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office says 68-year-old Gregory Toney was driving the Honda when it collided with the

March Is Restaurant Month

March is Restaurant Month as everyone’s encouraged to support their local restaurants while they try to overcome difficulties created by the pandemic. The Berrien County Board of Commissioners last month passed a resolution declaring Restaurant Month in

Wendzel Outlines Tax Cut Package

A tax break package has been approved by the Michigan House that would reduce the state’s income tax rate from 4.25% to 3.9%. State Representative Pauline Wendzel tells WSJM News it also includes a break on pension

State House Approves Tax Cut Package

From the Associated Press — Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature have agreed on a plan to cut taxes, advancing a bill that will be vetoed because there is no deal with Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The

I&M Quadrupling Use Of Solar, Wind Energy

The latest Integrated Resource Plan has been released by Indiana Michigan Power. Spokesperson Tracy Warner tells WSJM News under state law I&M has to release a plan covering the next several years every five years. This latest

Whitmer Announces Reelection

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is making her bid for reelection official. She announced she is seeking a second term on Twitter yesterday afternoon. Whitmer says special interests are pouring millions of dollars into the race to unseat her,

Secretary Granholm On Auto Companies

Several auto companies and suppliers promising to cut their greenhouse emissions in half over the next decade, as part of the U.S. Energy Department’s “Better Climate Challenge.” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says the companies and the government

Meijer Donates $50,000 To Boys And Girls Clubs

Meijer has made a donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor. Spokesperson Sherri Ulleg tells WSJM News the company is supporting Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the Midwest. “Representatives from their district, from Stevensville,

Nessel Discusses Gas Gouging

Gas prices in the state expected to rise as the situation escalates in Ukraine following the Russian invasion. In the newest installment of her consumer protection series, Attorney General Dana Nessel is giving consumers tips on recognizing

Muhammad Among Mayors To Meet With Whitmer

Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad is among the mayors who have met with Governor Gretchen Whitmer in Lansing to discuss priorities for the upcoming budget cycle and other issues that affect Black communities. It was last Wednesday

SWM Housing Market Slows In January

The southwest Michigan real estate market slowed down in January. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors says January of 2022 closed with a 23% drop in sales from January 2021. That’s as January started with a record