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PGA Champ Not Playing This Year

Next month’s KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores will be missing one key player. Last year’s champion, Bernhard Langer, announced at Monday’s Media Day he will sit out the event, slated for May 22 through May 27, because his son is graduating high school that same week. He did have some praise for the Harbor Shores golf course.. ...Read Full Story

Robotics World Competition Heads To Detroit

Later this week, some 40-thousand students, mentors, and family members are descending on downtown Detroit for the FIRST Robotics Championship at Cobo Center and Ford Field. Nearly 700 qualifying teams from around the world will start competing Wednesday. Students will build and operate robots to complete a task which increases in difficulty at each level. Co-Director Patti Poppe is President & CEO of Consumers Energy.. ...Read Full Story

Indiana Health Officials: Don’t Go To Michigan Unless…

Health officials in Indiana are warning summer travelers — don’t go to Michigan unless you get the Hepatitis-A vaccine. The Indiana Department of Health says residents should be aware if traveling to the Great Lakes State or Kentucky due to the liver damaging virus in recent months. According to Michigan officials, more than 800 cases have been reported since August 2016, resulting in at least 25 deaths. Meanwhile, the Louisville Kentucky area has seen more than 250 cases since last November.. ...Read Full Story

BH Salutes Tiger Basketball

The Benton Harbor City Commission has officially recognized Benton Harbor High School Tigers Basketball for its state championship win this year. At this past week’s meeting, Mayor Marcus Muhammad read a resolution granting a key to the city for the team.. ...Read Full Story

Small Business Day Next Month

An event is coming up at the Mendel Center in Benton Township for small business owners and those interested in starting a business. Cornerstone Alliance Entrepreneurship Director Stacey Stephens tells WSJM News Small Business Day will be held Wednesday, May 2.. ...Read Full Story

Plan Would Create Medicaid Work Requirement

Able-bodied Medicaid recipients in Michigan may soon have to choose between finding a job or losing their health insurance. The ultimatum comes in the form of a bill approved by Michigan Senators this past week. After their amendments were shot down, Democrats took the floor Thursday to blast the bill for what they said was punishing the poor. Democrat Curtis Hertel spoke on the Senate floor.. ...Read Full Story

Report Examines Cigarette Taxes Vs Smuggling Rates

A new report from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy takes a look at the rate of cigarette tax evasion, noting how common smuggling is largely depends on what a given state’s cigarette tax is. Fiscal Policy Analyst Michael LaFaive tells WSJM News most cigarette smuggling into Michigan comes from Indiana, where the tax is $1 per pack compared to Michigan’s $2 per pack. In the recent analysis, though, smuggling wasn’t rampant between the two states.. ...Read Full Story