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State Highlights Need For Foster Families

With the pandemic going on, the need for foster families in Michigan continues to exist. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News the state always has thousands of kids waiting for

Faith Leaders Promoting Census

Faith leaders around Michigan have joined the 2020 Census Be Counted campaign. Pastor Rodney Gulley with New Covenant Community Baptist Church in Benton Harbor tells WSJM News he’s part of the effort because he knows the census

Health Department Talks COVID-19 Testing

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced this week essential workers can now be tested for COVID-19 even without a doctor’s note. Berrien County Health Department spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News that’s mostly true here in our area. It

SMC Issuing Housing Refunds

Southwestern Michigan College is issuing refunds to students who paid for living quarters on campus. SMC has released the following statement: In a goodwill gesture this month, Southwestern Michigan College is refunding $800 of spring 2020 housing

County Board Meeting Cancelled

Technical problems forced the Berrien County Board of Commissioners to cancel its Thursday morning meeting this week. The body was all set to meet over Zoom as it has been during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the tech

United Way Sets Up Fund For Schools

The United Way of Southwest Michigan has announced the creation of a $150,000 fund for schools hurting due to the COVID-10 pandemic. The United Way of Southwest Michigan has released the following statement: United Way of Southwest

State Unveils New COVID-19 Dashboard

There is a new tool for Michiganders to use to track what’s going on with COVID-19. University of Michigan associate professor of epidemiology Dr. Emily Martin says the MI Safe Start Map is an interactive dashboard with

Gyms Sue Over Governor’s Stay Home Order

Several independently-owned gyms and fitness centers are suing Governor Gretchen Whitmer to overturn the state’s stay-at-home order and allow them to reopen. Attorney Scott Erskine is representing more than 120 gyms in Michigan and filed the lawsuit

One Killed In Covert Township Crash

The Covert Township Police Department is investigating a fatal crash crash on Saturday. It says officers were called to the 41,000 block of M-140 around 3 p.m. They found the driver in the vehicle and the vehicle

State Announces Extended Food Assistance Benefits

The state has announced extended food assistance benefits for Michigan residents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Emergency Operations Center has released the following statement: Approximately 350,000 Michigan families will continue to have access