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Congress Approves $170 Million For Flint

The House has approved a wide-ranging bill to approve water projects across the country, including $170 million to address lead in Flint’s drinking water and $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken California. The bill was approved Thursday on

Beyond Nuclear Pleased Palisades Is Closing Down

Not everyone’s upset about the coming closure of the Palisades nuclear power plant. Beyond Nuclear’s Kevin Kamps tells WSJM News he believes the facility is too dangerous to continue operating. “Palisades is perhaps the most dangerous atomic reactor

MI Lawmakers Approve New Wolf Hunting Law

Michigan lawmakers may re-enact a wolf-hunting law declared unconstitutional by the state appeals court. The Republican-led Senate voted 27-10 along party lines Thursday to define wolves as a game species and to authorize the state to designate game.

Hate Crimes On The Rise In Michigan

A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center confirms student anxiety and incidents of harassment are increasing in Michigan and across the nation following the 2016 presidential election. Maureen Costello, report author, tells our newsroom children

Michigan Recount Stopped

The presidential election recount in Michigan has been stopped. A federal judge Wednesday evening dropped an order that the recount proceed. That’s after an appeals court found Green Party candidate Jill Stein doesn’t qualify as an aggrieved candidate

MI House Approves Compensation For Innocent Inmates

Michigan lawmakers have approved legislation to compensate innocent inmates. Under a bill passed 104-2 by the House Wednesday, the state would pay ex-inmates $50,000 for each year of their wrongful incarceration, along with attorney fees. Some wouldn’t qualify for

Winter Storm Warning For SWM This Week

Southwest Michigan’s first winter storm is just about here. The National Weather Service has issued a warning to the entire region, and WNDU Meteorologist Mike Hoffman tells WSJM News the snow to gradually come, slowly at first on Thursday,

Tripplett Fired By Benton Harbor Schools

Former Benton Harbor High School Principal Rodger Tripplett has been fired. At a Tuesday meeting, the board of education heard from district attorney Eric DeLaporte that Tripplett’s teaching and administrator certificates have been suspended by the Michigan Department