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Kinexus Analysis Looks At Labor Market


Kinexus says southwest Michigan may be through the period when workers were dropping out of the workforce in droves, and we could now be in a “hunkering down” period. Speaking Thursday, Kinexus Vice President for Government Affairs

Michigan House Allocates New COVID Funding


The Michigan House has approved a supplementary budget bill that includes federal dollars to fight COVID-19. State Representative Mary Whiteford of Casco Township says one plan is designed to ease the burden on hospitals. “We have created

SMC Graduates 18 From Nursing Program


Southwestern Michigan College this week welcomed 18 new nurses to America’s largest healthcare profession. It celebrated the graduation of the nursing program students on Thursday. They were honored for completing their Associate of Applied Science Degree in

Upton Introduces Bill To Improve The Supply Chain


Legislation in the U.S. House seeks to improve the nation’s supply chain. Congressman Fred Upton and colleagues this week introduced the Manufacturing.gov Act. He tells us it aims to increase domestic manufacturing of vital goods. “We’ve introduced

Pedestrian Killed By Train In Dowagiac


The Dowagiac Police Department says a pedestrian is dead after being hit by a train on Thursday. Officers were called to the train crossing on Park Place in Dowagiac around 9:50 a.m. They learned the victim had

Berrien Bus To Close For A Week


Berrien Bus is shutting down for a week due to staffing shortages. Berrien County Administration tells us the agency will be closed from this Friday through Friday, December 24. It will resume normal operations on Monday, December