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Makers Trail Passports Now Available

Losing a passport is now a thing of the past – at least when it comes to visiting certain Berrien County craft beverage establishments. The Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council is making stamp collecting along the Maker’s Trail

Spectrum Health Lakeland Confirms Layoffs

Around two dozen layoffs have been confirmed at Spectrum Health Lakeland as Spectrum Health completes its merger with Beaumont Health. The layoffs announced this week are among leadership. In a statement, the hospital system says its health

Boy Scouts Will Mark 21 Years After 9-11

Sunday marks 21 years since the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, an attack that killed more than 29-hundred people. Events will be held all over Michigan for the Community Day of Remembrance

US Treasury Secretary Tours Ford Plant

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says the U.S. economy can be both pro-growth and pro-fairness. Speaking at Ford’s Rouge complex, Yellen touted the passage of plans that aim to improve infrastructure, fight inflation, and invest in computer

COVID-19 Booster Shots Coming Available

The new COVID booster is hitting pharmacy stores in Michigan. Dr. John Brooks, an infectious disease expert at McLaren Health, says the new booster will protect against the latest COVID variants, like the highly contagious Omicron. So

Berrien County Land Auction Sells 63 Parcels

Another online-only Berrien County land auction has been held. Berrien County Commissioner Mamie Yarbrough said during Thursday’s board meeting most of the properties up for grabs were sold. “There were 85 parcels,” Yarbrough said. “63 were sold.

Dredging Underway In South Haven

Dredging is underway in the South Haven harbor. City Manager Kate Hosier tells us King Company arrived this week, as approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They’re pumping sand out of the harbor to the

Queen Elizabeth II Has Died

From the Associated Press — Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has died. The 96-year-old queen died peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. All four of her children and her grandson Prince William traveled to Balmoral to be at

EMU Asks Court To Force Faculty Back

Eastern Michigan University is asking the Washtenaw County Circuit Court to order faculty back to class after they went on strike this week. The school calls the strike illegal due to the state law banning public employees

Assisted Living Facilities Understaffed

Assisted living homes for senior citizens and people with disabilities in Michigan are dangerously understaffed. According to a new survey from the Michigan Assisted Living Association, 20% of jobs are vacant in the state’s assisted living industry.

Quiet Quitting Not Common

Fewer people are quitting their jobs, but do you have some quiet quitters at your company? What does that mean? “Quiet quitting is a term that has been monopolized on a variety of different social media platforms