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Attorney General Working To Fight Robocalls


There has been plenty of interest in Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s new Robocall Crackdown Team. Nessel’s office says since the outfit was created in November, more than 1,700 people have signed up for it. During that

Upton Backing Recreational Harbor Bill


Congressman Fred Upton is pushing legislation to help ensure the Army Corps of Engineers gives consideration to recreational harbor maintenance projects when it conducts cost-benefit analysis procedures each year. Upton says the Safer Harbors for Our Recreational

Free Fishing Weekend In Michigan


It’s a free fishing weekend in Michigan. That means you don’t have to buy a license Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. “In southern Michigan, mid-Lower Peninsula down, we’re still fishing but we have a lot of open water

MSU President Addresses Hanging Doll Controversy


Michigan State University president Samuel Stanley is working to reassure minorities on campus. “To the African-American community at Michigan State, and particularly the students, for whom this incident has reinforced their anxiety, fear, or sense of isolation

$9.5 Million Grant Announced For WMU


Congressman Fred Upton is hailing news of a federal grant for Western Michigan University. He tells WSJM News he sent a letter to the Department of Energy in November in support of a Western project called “Enabling

BH High School Band Accepts Grant


The Benton Harbor Tiger Marching Band has received a grant from the school district’s food service provider. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education, Sudexo representative Peju Makinde announced the grant was

School Board Looks To Fill Vacancy


The Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education is taking applications from those interested in filling a vacancy. That’s after former Trustee Patricia Rush resigned late last month. Board President Joseph Taylor tells WSJM News he’s hoping

SMC Promotes Civic Engagement Among Students


With Michigan’s presidential primary on March 10, efforts are being made to promote civic engagement at Southwestern Michigan College. SMC political science professor Mary Young-Marcks tells WSJM News SMC Votes is a campaign designed to inform students

Upton Praises Great Lakes Funding


Congressman Fred Upton is glad President Trump has changed his mind about funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The president’s budget proposal for 2021 includes full funding for the program, at $320 million. In previous years,