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West MI Water Park Preparing To Reopen

The water park at the state’s largest amusement park will be welcoming visitors back next week. Laure Bollenbach is the spokesperson for the WildWater Adventure water park, part of Michigan’s Adventure near Muskegon. She told Michigan News

Tax Deadline Approaching

The pandemic pushed the tax deadline from April 15 to July 15. CPA James Jenkins of Jenkins and Company says you’re running out of time if you haven’t filed yet. “Nothing even shadows doing your taxes, and

Governor Issues New Mask Order

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued an executive order regarding the use of masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This new order requires businesses to refuse service to someone who refuses to wear a mask, with

South Haven Splash Pad Opens

The new splash pad in South Haven is finished and open. The city held a ribbon cutting for the more than $600,000 attraction Thursday. The splash pad is similar to the Whirlpool Compass Fountain in St. Joseph,

MI Businesses Seeing A Shortage Of Change

Brother, can you spare a dime? The coronavirus pandemic has caused a nationwide coin shortage, according to the Federal Reserve, and business owners are feeling it. Jerry Millen is the owner of a marijuana dispensary in Michigan.

Upton Backing Rural Broadband Legislation

Congressman Fred Upton is pushing a bill to increase broadband access as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. He tells WSJM News the Rural Broadband Acceleration Act would speed up the distribution of the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund,

Humane Society Seeking Funds

The Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan could use some help. Marketing Coordinator Xay Somsanith tells WSJM News they shut down to visitors in March when the pandemic struck, and just started to reopen this month. During the

Wendzel Bill Aims To Reduce Voter Fraud

State Representative Pauline Wendzel has introduced legislation intended to increase the security of elections as absentee voting this year will hit record numbers in Michigan. Wendzel tells WSJM News her bill would make it a felony for

LMC Fab Lab Open Allows Anyone To Make PPE

Lake Michigan College’s Fab Lab is offering workshops and classes throughout the summer to give everyone something to do in this year of coronavirus. Hanson Technology Center Director Chad Dee tells WSJM News the makers space allows