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Governor Extends State of Emergency

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended the COVID-19 emergency declaration in Michigan through July 16. The governor’s office has released the following statement: Governor Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-127, which extends the state of emergency declaration related

Upton Hails DACA Decision

Congressman Fred Upton is hailing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the DACA program. He has released the following statement: “Today’s Supreme Court decision provides much-needed certainty for those living in the United States under the

MI Senate Approves Wendzel Brewery Legislation

The Michigan Senate has approved a package of legislation from state Representative Pauline Wendzel that will allow breweries in the state to self-distribute more of their products. Wendzel tells WSJM News current state law limits small breweries

Michigan Zoos Reopening

The Potter Park Zoo in Lansing reopens to the public Thursday after being closed for a few months because of the coronavirus. It’s open already for members. Zoo director Cynthia Wagner says new safety protocols are in

DNR Seeks Volunteers To Clean Up Forests

Volunteers are being sought to help clean up Michigan’s forests this summer. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced the “100 in 100 Forest Challenge,” inviting residents to clean up 100 forests in 100 days. DNR

SMC Holds Virtual Commencement

Southwestern Michigan College has sent a new class of graduates off into the world with its first ever virtual commencement. SMC President Joe Odenwald tells us because of COVID-19, a normal graduation couldn’t be held this year.