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Vaccine Waivers Up In Michigan

From the Associated Press — Vaccine waiver rates for school-age children have increased slightly in Michigan. The Detroit News reports that Department of Health and Human Services data shows 3.2% of kindergartners and seventh-graders received immunization waivers in

Christmas Tree Buying Season Underway

Some people are already buying live Christmas trees for the Holidays. So which trees last the longest without dropping all their needles? Michigan News Network asked Rick Vespa with English Gardens “First of all, the Douglas fir is

Greg Borzo; With Respect 11-26-17

John’s guest this week Greg Borzo is an historian/journalist who has highlighted unique and important parts of the City of Chicago. His latest book is Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains. They walk through the iconic (Buckingham Fountain, the Millennium

Bob Carr Talks Run For Senate

Congressman Fred Upton may not be making a Senate run next year, but another man with southwest Michigan ties who is running is Bob Carr. With Upton bowing out of the GOP race to replace Senator Debbie

One Dead In Berrien Twp Crash

An 80-year old Sawyer man is dead following a single vehicle crash in Berrien Township Saturday morning. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department tells us officers responded to a report of a crash on Long Lake Road near

Mark III Wins Celebrated Service Award

The Mark III Grille and Bar in St. Joseph is the latest winner of the Celebrated Service Award. The Celebrated Service Award is given out by Celebration Cinema each year to salute businesses in the theater chain’s

Meijer Marks Black Friday In Its Own Way

As shoppers flood stores across Michigan this weekend, Michigan retailer Meijer offering its own kind of deals even though its stores are open around the clock. Meijer’s Jay Mahavir spoke with Michigan News Network about how things

SWM Home Sales Continue To Be Strong

Home sales around southwest Michigan continued to smash records in the month of October. The Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors tells WSJM News October was the tenth month in a row sales were up over the same

Coloma Teen Killed In Crash

A 17-year-old from Coloma is dead following a two vehicle crash early Friday in Hartford Township. Michigan State Police tell WSJM News it happened on Red Arrow Highway near 70th Street around 1:20 a.m. A vehicle driven

Upton Talks Congressional Harassment Training

Congressman Fred Upton has thrown his support behind a plan that would require sexual harassment training for all employees of Congress as well as the members themselves. That comes shortly after allegations of sexual misconduct about Senator Al Franken and

Shoppers Hit Stores For Black Friday

Many Michiganders have cleared the Thanksgiving table to get out to the stores. Holiday shopping doesn’t wait for Black Friday anymore, with many retail outlets opening last evening. Michigan News Network caught up with a few of