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United Way Holds Car Challenge


The United Way of Southwest Michigan has given away a two year lease on a car as part of its annual car challenge. Spokesperson Jennifer Tomshack tells WSJM News the challenge is possible thanks to support from

Lou Whitaker To Be Honored By Tigers


After a nearly two year delay, the Detroit Tigers announced Wednesday they’ll officially retire Lou Whitaker’s number one in a ceremony that will take place before the game on August 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays at

School Leaders Call For Budget Stability


State school leaders have presented a virtual State of Michigan Schools roundtable to provide an overview on where schools currently stand with more than half of the school year complete and highlight the need for budget certainty

Benton Harbor Receives Clean Audit


Benton Harbor City Commissioners have heard the audit report for the fiscal year that ended in June. Speaking to the city commission Monday night, accountant Paul Matz with Rehmann Robson said the audit report is clean and

Whitmer To Propose $1 Billion More For Roads


From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer will propose a $1 billion, or nearly 20%, boost to Michigan’s transportation budget to repair roads and increase other spending. The $6.3 billion plan she will present to lawmakers

Police Agencies Seeing Recruitment Trouble


Police agencies around the nation and in Michigan have been experiencing trouble with recruitment the last couple of years. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey tells WSJM News he sees departments all over that are hearing from fewer

Michigan Fire Deaths Up 144% in January


Fire deaths in Michigan were up by 144% during January. Michigan State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer tells WSJM News the state has recorded 18 fires resulting in 22 deaths, all accidental and preventable. “One common thing that

MEDC Looking For More Investment Opportunties


Even though General Motors is investing seven billion dollars in electric vehicles and batteries in Michigan, the CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Quentin Messer, is looking for other opportunities. He told Michigan News Network one

Hiring Expected To Increase


A new survey from Robert Half shows that the job market will continue its recovery well into 2022. Practice director Neal Gilbert told Michigan News Network what’s driving the positive results from the company’s State of U.S.

Allegan County Teen Missing


A 13-year-old boy is missing from his Valley Township home in Allegan County, and the sheriff’s office believes he took his father’s 2006 Chrysler 300. Zander Canales is believed to be in the Holland area with friends