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Obama Signs Water Bill, Helping Flint

President Barack Obama has signed a bill authorizing water projects across the country, including $170 million to address lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, and $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken California. Obama said Friday

Freezing Rain, Snow Coming Saturday

Freezing rain is in the cards for southwest Michigan this Saturday. WNDU Meteorologist Cindi Clawson tells WSJM News we can expect things to get messy, with rain followed by snow, which could cause some problems. “When you

Snyder Pleased With Energy Policy

Landmark energy legislation approved late Thursday by state lawmakers is expected to be signed by Governor Rick Snyder. He helped broker a deal to get it passed. “The best energy savings we got is the energy we

House To MPSC: Deny Palisades Closure

As one of its last pieces of business this session, the state House is calling on the Michigan Public Service Commission to reject Entergy’s proposal to close the Palisades nuclear power plant. The company says it cannot

Michigan Unemployment Goes Up

Michigan’s unemployment rate rose to 4.9% in November, marking the first month this year the state’s jobless rate was above the national rate. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget said Wednesday the rate was up from

Trump Adviser Speaking In Lansing

Michigan is on the mind of economist Stephen Moore today. Moore, who’s also an economic adviser to president-elect Donald Trump, will be the keynote speaker at the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce today. Lansing Chamber CEO Tim

Michigan City Sued For Blocking Mosque

Federal prosecutors are suing a Detroit suburb after a religious organization’s proposal for a mosque in a residential neighborhood was denied. The U.S. Attorney’s office filed the suit Thursday in federal court against Sterling Heights. Planning commissioners voted

Sndyer Talks Legislative Priorities

Governor Rick Snyder has some unfinished business from this year that he’s looking to have addressed in 2017. He spoke about his hopes for next year with WSJM News. “I’m putting career/tech education and the skilled trades

Baby Found Dead In Benton Township

A medical examination will determine the cause of death for a 7-week-old baby found on Wednesday in Benton Township. The police department tells us officers were called to a home in the 1,400 block of Rose Avenue