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Police Crack Down On Distracted Driving

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is teaming up with other law enforcement agencies around southwest Michigan to crack down on distracted driving this month. Starting Monday and running through April 21, police officers will be keeping their

Senator Visits Benton Harbor

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow paid a visit to southwest Michigan on Friday, stopping by the Berrien County Health Department to talk with veterans. She tells WSJM News she wanted to hear what local veterans had to say

South Haven Speaker Series Plans

The Speakers Series of South Haven will have its opening presentation of 2018 at Lake Michigan College’s South Haven Campus on Thursday, April 19th. The featured speaker will be Professor Fred Johnson of Hope College. “While Black

Part-Time Legislature Effort Stalls

The ballot initiative for a part-time legislature in Michigan has stalled because of a lack of petition signatures. The petition drive was started last year by Lieutenent Governor Brian Calley, who is now running for governor. Calley

Lawmaker Calls For Smart Road Repairs

Across the state, debate on ways to improve Michigan’s roads is ongoing. State Representative John Bizon says technology needs to be a priority in future infrastructure upgrades. He told Michigan News Network the possibilities are endless. “I

Waterfronts Symposium Next Month

The fifth National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium will be held in Grand Rapids May 14th through the 17th. The purpose of the symposium is to connect and unite stakeholders from around the country to showcase and

Board Accepts Superintendent’s Resignation

The Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education has accepted the resignation of Superintendent Shelly Walker. The vote was unanimous at a Thursday night special meeting. “The board of education accepts Dr. Shelly Walker’s resignation effective April

House Finishes Nassar Investigation

From the Associated Press — Michigan lawmakers say they plan to introduce more proposals stemming from the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal. House members announced Thursday they finished their investigation into the Nassar case. They say a bipartisan