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Cherry Beach Gets New Staircase

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There’s a new staircase now installed at Cherry Beach in Chikaming Township. The old staircase was destroyed by high water levels and wild conditions on Lake Michigan back in January. Chikaming Township Supervisor David Bunte tells us

Grant To Mean Expansion Of Berrien Park

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Berrien County will expand Paw Paw River County Park in Watervliet thanks to a state grant. The Michigan Legislature this week signed off a list of Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund projects for 2020. Berrien County Parks

Lawmakers Seek Reforms With MI Jails, Courts

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A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is highlighting a package of bills on jail and pretrial reforms. They say the bills address factors which contribute to Michigan’s county jail populations while balancing the goals of protecting the

State House Approves Return To Learn Plan

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The Michigan House has approved a plan for getting students back to school this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. State Representative Beth Griffin tells WSJM News the Return to Learn plan empowers local school districts and health

SWM Housing Market Rebounds In June

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The real estate market in southwest Michigan was substantially up in June when compared to May. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors tells us sales were up 124% for the month. That’s after home sales slowed during

Lawmaker Wants More Transparency With Drug Prices

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State Representative Hank Vaupel, chair of the Michigan House Health Policy Committee, introduced a plan in Lansing on Tuesday to improve prescription drug price transparency in Michigan. The bipartisan proposal requires drug manufacturers to submit information about

Upton Expects Stimulus Bill This Week

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Congressman Fred Upton expects the next coronavirus stimulus package to come together this week. He tells WSJM News the talks are ramping up. “They’ve now begun discussions between the White House and the leadership in the Senate,”