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Senate Approves LaSata Nursing Home Bill

Legislation from state Senator Kim LaSata designed to make nursing homes safer has been approved by the Michigan Senate. LaSata tells WSJM News Senate Bill 213 would allow the state’s Long Term Care Ombudsman to inspect a

One Hurt In Niles Shooting

A 21-year-old man is recovering after a shooting in Niles on Tuesday. The Niles Police Department says officers were sent to the area of Chicago Road and Hillcrest Street around 1:15 p.m. They found the victim with

COVID Numbers For Tuesday

While the number of cases of COVID-19 is dropping in Michigan, health officials are still concerned about people who are hospitalized. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel says there are still high in-patient

Michigan’s Real Estate Market Remains Hot

The Michigan real estate market is red hot, with listed homes getting accepted offers within days and many times above asking price. Jeff Duneske, owner of Duneske Real Estate Advisors, told Michigan News Network prospective buyers sometimes

Restaurants Having Trouble Filling Jobs

Michigan restaurants are facing a variety of difficulties a few weeks after Governor Gretchen Whitmer encouraged residents to pause indoor dining to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Bob Ostendorf, owner of Stella’s Blackdog Tavern, in downtown

Treasury: Less Than A Week Left To Complete FAFSA

The Michigan Department of Treasury is advising collegebound students the deadline to submit FAFSA applications is approaching. The department has released the following: Students who want to be given priority consideration for state of Michigan financial aid

COVID-19 Numbers Up 4,698 For Saturday

Michigan’s new COVID-19 cases for Saturday were 4,698 for a total in the pandemic of 819,320. The Department of Health and Human Services reports 121 new deaths from the virus, with 91 being from reviews of vital

Upton Working On Infrastructure Plan

Congressman Fred Upton is feeling enthusiastic about an infrastructure plan following a meeting last week with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain last week. Upton tells WSJM News he and several members of the Problem Solvers