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Chikaming Open Lands Launches Survey

Chikaming Township Open Lands is seeking the public’s thoughts on what it should prioritize moving into the future. Director Ryan Postema tells us they’ve put up an online survey. “We’re interested to find out what people think

Museums Preparing To Open Around Michigan

After being closed since mid March, the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit is reopening with pandemic precautions starting July 2. Christian Cullen oversees security and safety for guest services. He says some places will be closed like

Berrien County Extends Emergency Declaration

Berrien County’s disaster declaration due to COVID-19 has been extended through July 10. Berrien County Board of Commissioners Chair Mac Elliott said at a Thursday meeting the decision was made at the Berrien County Emergency Operations Center

Governor Extends State of Emergency

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended the COVID-19 emergency declaration in Michigan through July 16. The governor’s office has released the following statement: Governor Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-127, which extends the state of emergency declaration related

Upton Hails DACA Decision

Congressman Fred Upton is hailing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the DACA program. He has released the following statement: “Today’s Supreme Court decision provides much-needed certainty for those living in the United States under the

MI Senate Approves Wendzel Brewery Legislation

The Michigan Senate has approved a package of legislation from state Representative Pauline Wendzel that will allow breweries in the state to self-distribute more of their products. Wendzel tells WSJM News current state law limits small breweries

Michigan Zoos Reopening

The Potter Park Zoo in Lansing reopens to the public Thursday after being closed for a few months because of the coronavirus. It’s open already for members. Zoo director Cynthia Wagner says new safety protocols are in