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Whitmer Announces $500 Million Drinking Water Improvement Plan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a new $500 million plan to upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure around Michigan. The governor’s office has released the following: Governor Gretchen Whitmer today, along with bipartisan and bicameral partners, announced MI Clean Water, a $500 million comprehensive water

Energy Secretary Visits Michigan

United States Secretary of Energy Dan Brouilette is in Michigan this week to learn about some of the state’s energy needs and the work Michigan does in that sector. One stop will take Secretary Brouilette to a

Voters Request 2.5 Million Absentee Ballots

The Michigan Secretary of State’s office says Michigan voters have requested 2.5 million absentee ballots for the November election. Through October 19, residents with a Michigan driver’s license or state identification card can register online at Michigan.gov/Vote.

Governor Signs State Budget

From the Associated Press — Gretchen Whitmer has signed a $62.7 billion state budget hours before the new fiscal year. It will fund a new tuition-assistance program for adults and avoid major government cuts despite the economic

Brandywine High School Gets Tennis Courts

Brandywine Community Schools has something to celebrate this week. The district held a ribbon cutting on its brand new tennis courts. The days of Brandywine High School tennis team members driving across town, with racquets in tow,

Ludington Holding Octoberfest In A New Way

If you’re still trying to plan a fall getaway, Ludington officials say it’s a great destination along Lake Michigan. Ludington Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Director Brandy Miller told Michigan News Network this week s they have

Lakeshore Schools Gets Donation Of Masks

Lakeshore Public Schools has received a donation of 250 masks as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The Lakeshore Excellence Foundation’s Kathleen Wolf tells WSJM News the specially designed masks come from Dr. Gyl Kasewurm of Professional Hearing Services.

Hosier is new City Manager

– After a three-month, nationwide search, on September 28, 2020, City Council unanimously approved a motion to allow Mayor Scott Smith and Human Resources Director Kim Wise to negotiate an employment contract with Kate Hosier, Interim City

Healthy Michigan Plan Tops 800,000 Enrollees

The Healthy Michigan Plan has topped 800,000 enrollees for the first time. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News Healthy Michigan is the state’s expanded Medicaid program, made possible by the