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Gas Up Another Four Cents Wednesday

Gas prices were up again Wednesday by another four cents over Tuesday as Michigan continues to top the national average by about 26 cents. AAA reports the average Wednesday was $5.21 a gallon. State Representative Mari Manoogian

Benton Harbor Planning Week Underway

Benton Harbor Planning Week is underway as community leaders and residents establish a vision for the future. Benton Harbor Planning Commission Chair Lee Reed told city commissioners this week sessions will be held throughout the week focusing

Hartford Strawberry Festival This Weekend

The Hartford Strawberry Festival is this weekend. The event’s Patty Schroeder tells WSJM News it’s been held each summer since 1986 to celebrate the area’s strawberry growers. It all kicks off Friday with food vendors, rides, and

Economist Says Things Looking Pessismistic

Things look down in the latest Institute for Supply Management survey in west Michigan. Brian Long, with Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, says flat purchasing rates, inflation and continued supply chain issues are the

South Haven To Mark Juneteenth

The city of South Haven will celebrate Juneteenth with an event on Saturday, June 18 from 2 to 9 p.m. The city council approved the event at Elkenburg Park last night. Black Lives Matter’s Mo’Nique Crowley says

Abbott Restarts Baby Formula Plant

From the Associated Press — Abbott says it’s restarted production at the Michigan factory that’s tied to the ongoing baby formula shortage. The plant has been closed since February due to contamination, and that’s led to nationwide

Mayors Talking Gun Violence

More than 200 mayors are meeting in Reno, Nevada to workshop solutions to the gun violence that is sweeping the nation. Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett is in Reno and discussed what impact the mayors can have

Gas Prices Keep Setting Records

Michigan’s average gas price has set a new record, rising 44¢ in the past week to $5.04 a gallon. Triple-A Michigan says that’s 74¢ higher than last month and $2.02 above last year. Metro Detroit has the