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2016 A Benchmark Year For SWM Housing Market

The housing market in Southwest Michigan has started 2017 in a strong position. The Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors tells our newsroom it posted the highest numbers across the board in the year-over-year comparison since 2006 last

MI Traffic Fatalities Up In 2016

From the Associated Press — Preliminary state statistics show that 2016 was the deadliest year since 2007 for drivers in Michigan. The Detroit Free Press reports that at least 1,021 people were killed in Michigan vehicle accidents last

Trump Meets With MI Business Executives

The Michigan business executives who were part of a meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday came away encouraged. Dow CEO Andrew Liveress told Michigan News Network their message was heard. “He listened very carefully to everyone

Income Tax Filing Season Begins

It’s time once again to think about filing your taxes. Ron Leix, with the Michigan Department of Treasury, tells WSJM News you could start filing on Monday. Treasury has one main recommendation for doing your taxes these days.

Women’s March Held In St. Joseph

Several dozen men and women took to the streets of downtown St. Joseph on Saturday as one of many Women’s Marches held nationwide. About 60 took part locally, while crowds were much larger in big cities. The

Suspected Animal Abuse In Lawrence

A case of suspected animal abuse is under investigation in Lawrence. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department was tipped off to a situation at a home in the 200 block of South Exchange Street Sunday morning and