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City Commissioners Discuss Budget


The next budget for the city of Benton Harbor anticipates a shortfall that will require dipping into the fund balance. During a budget hearing Monday night, city finance staff told commissioners with some income tax revenue lost

SMC Increases Scholarships For 2022


Southwestern Michigan College has boosted scholarships dramatically for next year to make higher education more affordable. SMC offered $880,000 in the 2021 budget, hiking that 62% to $1.4 million for 2022. SMC President Joe Odenwald tells WSJM

President Biden To Visit Michigan


Governor Gretchen Whitmer will welcome President Joe Biden to Michigan on Saturday. The two will visit Traverse City, where they will be marking and celebrating the progress the country has made so far to battle COVID-19. Biden

State Urges Caution To Avoid Mosquitoes


With the summer well underway, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is advising everyone to take steps to avoid mosquitoes. It says the first mosquito-borne virus of the year has been found in Bay, Oakland,

2021 BET Awards winners list

Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET Here is the current list of winners of the 2021 BET Awards.  The awards were presented Sunday night from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.   Album of the YearHeaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan Best Female R&B / Pop Artist

Jack Nicklaus Coming To LMC Fundraiser This Summer


Golf legend Jack Nicklaus and Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Ken “Hawk” Harrelson will return to Benton Harbor for a special scholarship fundraiser event supporting Lake Michigan College students this summer. “Lake Michigan College Legends Scholarship Fundraiser