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State Launches Map Of WiFi Hotspots

The state has published a map of WiFi hotspots around Michigan to help those who lack internet access during the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Emergency Operations Center has released the following statement: The State of Michigan, in

Some Airports Seeing Traffic Go Back Up

Travel is picking up at Flint Bishop International Airport. So says Director Nino Sapone, who told Michigan News Network traffic was down big in April because of COVID-19. “April was really a downfall,” Sapore said. “We were

DNR Reminds Campers Not To Transport Firewood

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is reminding the public about the risk of accidentally spreading invasive species while moving firewood. Invasive insects that are a threat to trees can be easily transported into new

Health Department On Reopening Of Restaurants

With restaurants around Michigan once again allowed to welcome dine-in customers, the Berrien County Health Department has some advice to help keep customers safe. Spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News the department is charged with making sure

Libraries Reopening With Curbside Pickup

As Michigan begins to reopen, libraries are calling back staff who haven’t been to work in 13 weeks. Van Buren District Library Director Dan Hutchins tells WSJM News library directors across the state have been in contact

Mayor Talks Protests During Address To Rotary

Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammed says Americans should not be afraid of protests because protests spawned our nation. Muhammed spoke to St. Joseph Rotarians Monday, saying he was not surprised recent Benton Harbor protests have been peaceful.

LaSata To Host Outdoor Office Hours

State Senator Kim LaSata is planning to hold open office hours this month, but with a twist due to COVID-19. LaSata will host sessions with the public outdoors. 21st District residents will have three times to ask

United Way Working To Help Food Pantries

The United Way of Southwest Michigan has begun its annual Christmas in June food drive. Spokesperson Jennifer Tomshack tells WSJM News the agency collects food for 38 pantries around southwest Michigan each June when they see need

Major Theater Chain May Not Reopen

Things are starting to reopen in Michigan, but one very big chain, AMC, says they may not make it if this lasts much longer. Cory Jacobson, is the owner of Phoenix Theatres based in Southeast Michigan. He

March Held In South Haven

An estimated 400 to 500 people took part in a march against racial injustice in South Haven on Saturday. The march started at Elkenburg park with speakers from the community and proceeded to the South Haven Pavilion.

Ford Keeps Salaried Workers Home

Ford is delaying the return of most of it’s salaried workers. Some workers, who needed to be on site, have already returned. Ford telling the others Friday they won’t be coming back until at least September. No