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City Commission Rejects Employee Raises

The Benton Harbor City Commission has rejected a pay increase for city employees in the AFSCME union. At a Monday meeting, Commissioner Juanita Henry said the 2% pay increase that was negotiated with the union might put

School Leaders Reject State Plan

A proposal from the state that would give Benton Harbor Area Schools one year to show progress toward a turnaround or face closure of its high school is being rejected by the local board of education. At

[VIDEO] Upton Visits Farms Impacted by Bad Weather

Video Playback Not Supported <iframe class=’wpb_videoplayer video-single-player-iframe’ allowfullscreen scrolling=’no’ width=’600′ height=’330′ frameborder=’0′ src=’https://www.wsjm.com/wp-content/plugins/wpb-video/wpb-video-embed/wpb-video-embed.php?blogid=321&id=66050&flag_call=singleVideo&playerid=fbqwxde&player_slug=wsjm-com-stories&chkFlagFrom=meta_insert_video’></iframe> Farms throughout the Midwest are struggling with near-record amounts of rain this year, putting crops well behind normal for growth. Congressman Fred Upton visited

Congressman Upton Tours SW Michigan Farms

Southwest Michigan farmers are taking it on the chin this year with much more rain than normal combined with imported commodities undercutting what they can sell for. Sodus Township farmer Russ Costanza welcomed in Congressman Fred Upton

Health Department Talks Beach Monitoring

The Berrien County Health Department is charged with monitoring E-coli levels at beaches around the area each summer. Department spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News health officials test 14 beaches for E-coli each week. “The samples that