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Adopt A Highway Cleanups Start This Month


The Michigan Department of Transportation’s annual Adopt a Highway roadside cleanups will start this month. In the southern half of the Lower Peninsula, volunteers will be out along the sides of highways from April 17 to April

Gas Prices Fall 5¢ In Past Week


Triple-A Michigan says gas prices in the state are down 5¢ a gallon in the past week. The statewide average is $2.79, 3¢ lower than last month but $1.25 higher than last year. The least-expensive gas is

Healthy Michigan Program Tops 900,000 Enrollees


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has announced the Healthy Michigan plan has now passed 900,000 enrollees. Healthy Michigan is the state’s expanded Medicaid program. The office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer has released the following:

I-94 Being Widened In Kalamazoo


The Michigan Department of Transportation will start a project to widen I-94 in Kalamazoo starting next week. It says in a new video the highway will expand from four lanes to six lanes. The project also includes

Sheriff Honors Emergency Telecommunicators


This coming week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, when the 911 dispatchers of the nation are honored for their work to protect the public. Van Buren County Sheriff Dan Abbott says 911 telecommunicators are the “first

Stabenow Backing Biden Gun Control Proposals


President Joe Biden has announced executive actions aimed at addressing what the White House calls a “gun violence public health epidemic.” Biden is tightening regulations for “ghost guns,” homemade firearms that usually are assembled from parts without

Upton On COVID: Time To Act Is Now


The number of people going to hospitals for treatment of COVID-19 is rising so rapidly around Michigan that health systems are postponing surgeries to keep up with the high demand for emergency care and admissions. Nearly 3,700