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Snyder Delivers Mackinac Conference Keynote


Strengthening Michigan’s economy by offering more for the people who live here and training for the future. Speaking Thursday on Mackinac Island, Governor Rick Snyder says there is a major “talent gap” in the state. “The question

Republicans Discuss “Good Jobs” Plan


From Michigan News Network — Provide more tax incentives for larger companies that move to the state. That’s the idea behind bi-partisan legislation being debated in Lansing. On Mackinac Island this week, state Senator Jim Stamas urged

Berrien County Gets Smart 911 System


You can now sign up for Berrien County’s new Smart 911 system. 911 Director Dave Agens tells WSJM News Smart 911 is an online system where you can enter information about yourself for first responders to know if

Upton Not Happy With Trump Climate Decision


The U.S. has withdrawn participation in the Paris global climate pact. President Donald Trump made that announcement Thursday at the White House. Republican Congressman Fred Upton spoke with Michigan News Network and said he’s not happy about

Upton Still Weighing U.S. Senate Run


Is a U.S. Senate run in the cards for Congressman Fred Upton? Michael Patrick Shiels put that question to the St. Joseph Republican this morning on “Michigan’s Big Show.” “You know, we don’t have a timetable,” said

Lieutenant Governor Calling For Part-Time Legislature


From the Associated Press — Likely gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley is leading a ballot drive to make Michigan’s Legislature part-time. The Republican lieutenant governor announced the Clean MI Government proposal Tuesday. It would amend the constitution to limit lawmakers

Red Cross Seeking Summer Blood Donations


The Red Cross is urging everyone to look into donating blood this summer. Spokesperson Todd Kulman tells WSJM News things can get tight this season. “Summer donations tend to decline due to folks traveling, vacations, that sort of

Man Killed By Train In Hartford


One man is dead after being hit by a train in Hartford Wednesday morning. It happened about 8:40 a.m. near Main and Railroad Streets. Hartford Police Chief Tessa Beltran tells WSJM News the victim may not have