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State Medical Executive Stepping Down

From the Associated Press — Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan’s chief medical executive and a top pandemic adviser to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, is leaving state government for a new job. She will be replaced at least temporarily by

Mosaic CCDA Settling Into New Storefront

The Mosaic Christian Community Development Association has moved into a new storefront in Benton Township. You can now find their resale store at 1804 M-139 in Benton Harbor, right behind Henry’s Hamburgers. Mosaic CCDA CEO Andrew Robinson

Andrews University Marks Change Day

Andrews University is celebrating the spirit of community following its fifth annual Change Day. It was held last Thursday, and featured teams of volunteers from Andrews spreading out across southwest Michigan. Andrews Chaplain Jose Bourget tells WSJM

Governor Talks Budget

State lawmakers have send Governor Whitmer a budget, but she may veto some language that was added to the spending plan. Part of the budget calls for the state Health Department to provide more information before imposing

Dollie Marie Beard

Dollie Marie Beard, age 72, of Cassopolis, formerly of Lansing, died peacefully at home, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, just four days before her seventy-third birthday. Her life began September 26, 1948 in Lansing, Michigan, born to Kenneth

State Rep Holding Photo Contest

State Representative Beth Griffin is holding a photo contest. She’s inviting residents of the 66th House District to submit their best photos capturing the essence of fall in southwest Michigan. Two winners will be announced when the

Upton Not Expecting U.S. To Default On Debt

Will Congress fail to raise the national debt ceiling, causing the U.S. Treasury to default on its debt obligations? Congressman Fred Upton isn’t worried. “We’re not going to get to the point where we default,” Upton said.

Whitmer Pushes Economic Plan

A new $2.1 billion plan to help grow the middle class, support small businesses, and invest in communities in Michigan has been announced. Governor Gretchen Whitmer outlined the plan this week, saying the money would come from

Legislature Approves State Budget

From the Associated Press — Michigan will make more kids eligible for child care subsidies, equip state troopers with body cameras and make permanent a pandemic wage hike for caregivers under the next state budget. The bipartisan