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MI Lawmakers Approve New Wolf Hunting Law

Michigan lawmakers may re-enact a wolf-hunting law declared unconstitutional by the state appeals court. The Republican-led Senate voted 27-10 along party lines Thursday to define wolves as a game species and to authorize the state to designate game.

Hate Crimes On The Rise In Michigan

A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center confirms student anxiety and incidents of harassment are increasing in Michigan and across the nation following the 2016 presidential election. Maureen Costello, report author, tells our newsroom children

Michigan Recount Stopped

The presidential election recount in Michigan has been stopped. A federal judge Wednesday evening dropped an order that the recount proceed. That’s after an appeals court found Green Party candidate Jill Stein doesn’t qualify as an aggrieved candidate

MI House Approves Compensation For Innocent Inmates

Michigan lawmakers have approved legislation to compensate innocent inmates. Under a bill passed 104-2 by the House Wednesday, the state would pay ex-inmates $50,000 for each year of their wrongful incarceration, along with attorney fees. Some wouldn’t qualify for

Winter Storm Warning For SWM This Week

Southwest Michigan’s first winter storm is just about here. The National Weather Service has issued a warning to the entire region, and WNDU Meteorologist Mike Hoffman tells WSJM News the snow to gradually come, slowly at first on Thursday,

Tripplett Fired By Benton Harbor Schools

Former Benton Harbor High School Principal Rodger Tripplett has been fired. At a Tuesday meeting, the board of education heard from district attorney Eric DeLaporte that Tripplett’s teaching and administrator certificates have been suspended by the Michigan Department

Upton On What’s Next For Congress

There are still a few things for Congress to do with the current session winding down. Congressman Fred Upton tells WSJM News everyone’s heading home Thursday, so there’s little time for the last couple of priorities. “We have a