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Michigan Opens First Flex Route

It’s a first in Michigan. A flex route along US-23 north of Ann Arbor. Michigan Department of Transportation Director Kirk Steudle  told Michigan News Network the shoulder will be used during peak traffic times starting this week.

AEP Donates To Lake Michigan College Project

A renovation project planned by Lake Michigan College for the Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall will have some support from the American Electric Power Foundation. AEP’s Bill Downey tells WSJM News the foundation has been a partner

Report Finds West MI Economy Remains Strong

Things remain up when it comes to the west Michigan economy. That’s according to Dr. Brian Long, Director of Supply Management Research at Grand Valley State University. He spoke with Michigan News Network about his latest industrial

Stuff A Truck Food Drive Underway

This is the week to stuff a truck. 97-5 Y Country’s Matt Malone is among the radio personalities manning the microphone at Roger’s Food Land in St. Joseph for the annual Stuff a Truck drive. Malone tells

One Dead In Cass County Crash

A Kalamazoo man is dead following a crash in Cass County Monday morning. The sheriff’s department tells us the 34-year-old was driving a vehicle that left the road and hit a tree around 10:45 a.m. It happened

Man Killed in Pokagon Township

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident that killed an Elkhart man. The Sheriff’s Office received a call of a subject on the roadway on M51 near Pokagon Highway in Pokagon Township last night. A

Professor Sees Benefits With GOP Tax Plan

The new Republican tax proposal has benefits and drawbacks, but it’s mostly a positive. That’s the take of Andrews University Professor Lucile Sabas. She teaches accounting and economics, and tells WSJM News what the House GOP has

AAA Calls For Extra Fall Caution

Now that we’ve changed our clocks for the season, many people will be driving home from work in the dark. That’s why AAA of Michigan wants drivers to be extra alert. Spokesperson Susan Hiltz tells WSJM News

Health Department: Sign Up For Insurance Now

The Berrien County Health Department is hoping everyone in need of health insurance will use this open enrollment period to apply for coverage. Health department spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News the Affordable Care Act is still

How A City Income Tax Works

Now that Benton Harbor is getting its own city income tax, we thought we would check in with a couple of other Michigan cities that have municipal income taxes to see how it’s worked for them. James

State Officials Experience One Night Homeless

Several state elected officials have learned what it’s like to be homeless. That’s because they spent Wednesday night pretending to be homeless as part of a challenge issued by the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness. Spokesperson Laurel Burchfield

State Senate Talks Guns In Schools

Michigan lawmakers heard testimony this week on bills that will allow CPL holders to carry concealed weapons in schools. State Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof is the sponsor of the legislation and opened the hearing with a