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Homelessness On The Decline in Michigan

The latest data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development finds homelessness around the United States is on the decline. The numbers for Michigan match up with that, says Eric Hufnagel, Director of the Michigan Coalition

Charges Dropped Against Former MI Lawmaker

A judge has dismissed a misconduct charge against a former Michigan state lawmaker who quit office amid a sex scandal last year. Republican Todd Courser still faces a perjury charge in the case in Ingham County Circuit Court.

New Neighborhood Planned For Harbor Shores

There’s a new development coming to Harbor Shores. Director of Real Estate Kerry Wright tells WSJM News they’re planning a new neighborhood. Work should begin in the next year on Harbor Village, which will be at the confluence

Researchers Predict Continued MI Job Growth

University of Michigan economists say the state’s economy will continue its post-recession recovery with continuing job growth for the next two years. George Fulton and colleagues Gabriel Ehrlich, Donald Grimes and Michael McWilliams on Friday issued an annual

Ford, UAW Donate $6 Million To Motown Museum

Ford Motor Company and UAW-Ford are investing $6 million in the $50 million expansion of the Motown Museum in Detroit. The investment by the automaker and its collaboration with United Auto Workers members will fund a state-of-the-art performance

Berrien Center Man Killed In Crash

An 81-year-old Berrien Center man has been killed in an accident in Berrien Township. Lieutenant Steve Campbell of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department tells WSJM News Robert Froehlich pulled his pickup out in front of another pickup

Economists Project Tight US Labor Market

Economists at the University of Michigan say in an annual forecast that they think the U.S. unemployment rate will stay below 5 percent next year. Five researchers at the university’s Department of Economics put out the report Thursday.

Police, Citizen Forum Held In Benton Harbor

Police departments in southwest Michigan are hoping to build a sense of trust and mutual understanding with citizens. That’s why a forum organized by Advocates And Leaders For Police And Community Trust — or, ALPACT — was held

Kids Christmas Carnival Planned For Saturday

Set for this weekend is the 6th annual Kids Christmas Carnival at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center. The event, partly sponsored by Mid-West Family Broadcasting, will feature all kinds of fun, says 98-3 The Coast’s Stef Williams.

AAA: Don’t Veer To Avoid A Deer

Don’t veer for deer. That’s AAA of Michigan’s message this month, as the prime time for car-deer crashes is now here. AAA spokesperson Susan Hiltz tells WSJM News when deer are on the move, you should know what

SJHS Thanks Veterans

St. Joseph High School is saluting area veterans. For the third year, the school’s Student Senate has held their annual veterans breakfast to say thank you around the Veterans Day holiday. Mia Altholz is the Student Senate

Grand Rapids Celebration Cinema Theaters

If you happen to be in the Grand Rapids area soon, Celebration Cinema locations there are taking turkey donations. Mel Trotter Ministries CEO Dennis VanKampen tells us they hoping to get lots of donations at Celebrations North

MI Newspapers Continue Struggling

Media companies continue being squeezed by declining readership and ad revenues. Michigan News Network Business Editor Murray Feldman says newspapers have lost a third of their readers in the past three years, as more adults are getting

Lt. Governor Signs Mental Health Legislation

Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley has signed legislation he says provides people facing mental health issues with access to intervention and treatment earlier. The bill enacted Wednesday updates “Kevin’s Law,” a series of underutilized laws passed in 2004