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Governor Approves Rules To Protect Healthcare Workers

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has approved emergency rules designed to protect healthcare workers during the ongoing pandemic. The governor’s office has released the following: Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed emergency rules to clarify workers’ compensation coverage for health care employees

Upton Gets Farm Bureau Award

Congressman Fred Upton has received an award from the Michigan Farm Bureau. It’s recognized him as a “Friend of Farm Bureau” for his efforts in Congress to support southwest Michigan farmers, growers, and producers. Upton tells WSJM

County Board Gets COVID Update

Berrien County is seeing an increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 each day, but it’s not time to panic. That’s according to Berrien County Health Officer Nicki Britten, who spoke to the Berrien County

Big Donation For Benton Harbor Area Schools

Benton Harbor Area Schools is the recipient of a major donation from the Whirlpool Charity Golf event. Superintendent Andrae Townsel made the announcement during a Tuesday meeting. “We are very thankful to the Whirlpool Charity Golf Event

Dedication Planned For New Hartford Library

A dedication for the brand new Arthur and Bonna Vanderlyn Community Center and Hartford Public Library will be held this weekend. Supporters will gather on Sunday to celebrate the more than $2 million project’s completion. On hand

Michigan Sees Increase In Offshoring

Michigan has experienced substantial trade-related job losses in recent years, according to a new report. U.S. Labor Department data shows Michigan suffered a 211% increase in jobs lost to offshoring between 2017 and 2019 compared with the

Whitmer Says She Never Felt Threatened

Making an appearance in Detroit on behalf of House Democratic candidates, Governor Gretchen Whitmer is again weighing in on last week’s revelations of a plot to kidnap and possibly kill her. 13 people have been charged. The

Video Inmate Visits Get Pilot Program

Since prisoners in Michigan prisoners have not been able to have visits from family and friends since March because of the pandemic, the state Department of Corrections is setting up video visits at a couple of prisons.

Coolest Thing Made In Michigan

What do you think is the coolest thing that’s made in Michigan. That’s what the Michigan Manufacturing Association is trying to find out with a contest. John Walsh is president and CEO of the association and says