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Whirlpool Making Local Cuts

Whirlpool has been hit with layoffs this week. The company hasn’t released exact numbers, but a spokesperson says the cuts are due to an effort to reduce costs this year by $150 million. In a statement to

Seawood Sentenced To 90 Days In Jail

Former Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Leonard Seawood has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years of probation in his embezzlement case. Seawood was accused of stealing more than $40,000 from the district by

Proos: Prison Closing A Good Sign

State Senator John Proos says the planned closure of a state prison this spring in Muskegon is a sign that efforts to reduce crime and prevent repeat offenses among inmates are working. He tells WSJM News the

Engler, Blanchard To Take Over At MSU

John Engler is now the interim president of Michigan State University. The university’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Engler. Trustee Dianne Byrum noted in politics, she and Engler had disagreements at the state Capitol, but