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OK2SAY Surpassing Expectations

The Michigan attorney general’s anti-bullying tipline OK2SAY is gaining in popularity. Spokeswoman Andrea Bitely tells WSJM News that in 2016, the program received nearly 34-hundred tips, up nearly 55% from 2015. “Almost a thousand tips on bullying,

Lakeshore Sports Complex To Expand

The Lakeshore Sports Complex on Cleveland Road is going to get bigger. SWM Kickers and the Lakeshore Youth Soccer League are teaming up for the expansion, and LYSL president Mark Smith says it’s especially needed for soccer.

Realtor Of The Year Named

A realtor from Buchanan is this year’s Realtor of the Year for the area. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors has honored Linda Johnson of Integrity Real Estate Professionals in Niles with the award this year. She

Winds Blamed For Power Outages

The high winds throughout Michigan are causing problems keeping the lights on in some areas. Indiana Michigan Power is reporting about 9,000 customers early this afternoon without electricity, most in an area north of Paw Paw. By

Upton Praises GOP Healthcare Plan

Congressman Fred Upton is among the Republican rank and file supporting the House GOP’s American Health Care Act, designed to replace the Affordable Care Act. The plan released this week would keep in place the ACA’s prohibition

MI Congresswoman Slams Healthcare Proposal

Part of the repackaging of the Affordable Care Act is now underway. Republicans released details of their ACA replacement this week, and Democrats like Congresswoman Debbie Dingell don’t like it. She spoke with Michigan News Network. “Seniors

Michigan Ranks 44th In Property Taxes

Michigan is ranked 44th in the country when it comes to property taxes. Jill Gonzalez, with personal finance website WalletHub, says the average Michigan resident annually spends about $3,200 on property taxes. “Michigan has always been an outlier

MDOT Releases 2017 Construction Map

A map of all the road projects planned by the Michigan Department of Transportation for this year is now online. MDOT’s Jeff Cranson tells WSJM  News that, with it, you can see several details about each project.

GM To Lay Off 1,100 In Lansing

1,100 layoffs are coming to the General Motors plant near Lansing. Both seniority and temporary employees at the Delta Township Assembly Plant will be laid off as GM suspends its third shift on May 12th and moves