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MDE to request federal waiver for child nutrition programs

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Education announced Wednesday it will request a federal waiver of statutory and regulatory requirements in the state child nutrition ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Berrien County announces additional cases of COVID-19

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien County Health Department was notified of three additional positive cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, cumulating in five confirmed cases ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Economic support available to small business owners

LANSING — The state of Michigan’s small business entrepreneurial support organizations have joined forces with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to ensure economic support is ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

With schools closed, parents seek childcare solutions

NILES — Michigan parents awoke to the reality of a new challenge on Monday morning as schools K-12 were shut down across the state. “As ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Libraries cancel all programs, remain open for time being

Update, March 16: The Niles District Library and Buchanan District have also announced total temporary closures.  Update, March 13: The Cass District Library and Dowagiac ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Schools closed until April 5 due to coronavirus concerns

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to include newly released information. SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Around 11 p.m. Thursday, local school administrators received news that ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Spectrum Health offering free virtual screenings for Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 to those with symptoms

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spectrum Health is offering free screenings for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 to those who have symptoms and may be concerned they ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Southwest Michigan prepares for 2020 census

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — On Tuesday morning, Lisa Cripps-Downey, president of the Berrien Community Foundation, and Kathy Stady, Berrien County Census Hub Coordinator, leafed through a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

LWV details how to vote early for 2020’s four elections

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — A few days out from the March 10 presidential primary election, the League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties hosted ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Realtors see demand increase in commercial properties where marijuana use is legal

WASHINGTON D.C. — A new definition for “hot property” has emerged within the real estate market. The recent string of state-level marijuana legalization continues to ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

State police offer Michiganders winter emergency preparedness tips

LANSING — With winter weather approaching, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division is encouraging Michigan residents to make winter emergency preparedness ... Read more

5 months ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Thousands attend Chapel Hill Arts and Craft Show

BERRIEN SPRINGS ­— An estimated 8,000 people attended the Chapel Hill Arts & Crafts Show at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds Saturday. Vendors presented a ... Read more

6 months ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Signups open for United Way of Southwest Michigan’s ninth annual Day of Action for Seniors

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Before winter hits, raking the yard and cleaning out the gutters can be a vital step to ensuring spring snow melt does ... Read more

7 months ago by Submitted.

Michigan moves to temporarily ban flavored e-cigarettes

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — State Rep. Brad Paquette said he other members of Congress were blindsided Tuesday. That day, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced she ordered a ... Read more

7 months ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

Pokagon Band hosts tribal consultation on violence

NEW BUFFALO — Last week, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians met with government officials and fellow tribes to address the problem of violence against ... Read more

7 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Michigan State looking to improve on offense, lean on its defense

EAST LANSING — It has been a long offseason for the Michigan State football team. The Spartans are coming off a 7-6 2018 season that ... Read more

8 months ago by Scott Novak.

United Way of Southwest Michigan volunteer opportunities

Each week, United Way of Southwest Michigan releases a list of volunteer opportunities in the southwest Michigan area. To learn more about these opportunities, visit ... Read more

12 months ago by Submitted.

Annual antique engine, tractor swap meet to be hosted in May

JONES — The St. Joe Valley Old Engine Association recently announced that its 35th annual Antique Engine and Tractor Swap Meet will be hosted on ... Read more

12 months ago by Submitted.

Residents advised not to use third-party website for change of address

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are cautioning customers to be aware of change-of-address websites ... Read more

1 year ago by Submitted.

Growers concerned about fruit after negative temperatures

Michigan was on lockdown last week after temperatures fell into the double negative digits. Students stayed home from school, many businesses told their employees to ... Read more

1 year ago by Adam Droscha.

State officials ask residents to lower thermostats to protect gas supply

MICHIGAN — Following a gas fire at Consumers Energy’s Ray Township facility in Macomb County, state officials are asking lower peninsula residents to take steps ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Report.

MSP offers tips to prevent frozen pipes during frigid weather

SUBMITTED MICHIGAN — With a second round of arctic temperatures forecast to impact the entire state next week and significant snowfall in the Lower Peninsula, ... Read more

1 year ago by Submitted.

State police, motor carrier officers join forces to fight human trafficking

LANSING — As part of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Michigan State Police motor carrier officers are teaming up with officers from neighboring states to ... Read more

1 year ago by Submitted.

Healthy Michigan Plan to continue providing coverage for hundreds of thousands of residents for five more years

LANSING – The Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently announced approval of Michigan’s amended Healthy Michigan Waiver, providing continued health insurance coverage for ... Read more

1 year ago by Submitted.

Senator’s bill to extend criminal justice commission deadline sent to governor

LANSING — Sen. John Proos’ legislation to allow Michigan’s criminal justice commission to complete its work is on its way to the governor to be ... Read more

1 year ago by Submitted.

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