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Legislation Designed To Help Stores Sell Fresh Produce

Legislation from state Representative Dave Pagel designed to increase access to fresh fruits and veggies is getting a thumbs up from American Heart Association members. The Michigan Healthy Food Access Campaign’s Ted O’Dell says the Healthy Food Assistance Act would create a pot of money for mom and pop shops to set themselves up for the sale of fresh produce.. ...Read Full Story

$6 Million In Criminal Justice Grants Announced For Michigan

Criminal justice agencies across Michigan are getting more than $6 million in federal grants to strengthen crime fighting and anti-drug efforts. The money announced Friday by Michigan State Police comes from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program at the US Justice Department. MSP’s Nancy Becket Bennett tellsWSJM News it can be used a variety of ways.. ...Read Full Story

$5,300 Raised To Flush Out Cancer

$5,300 has been raised to flush out cancer by WSJM sister station 98.3 The Coast. Staff, local celebrities, and community volunteers spent Friday at City Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning in downtown St. Joseph sitting on a pink toilet in one-hour shifts to raise money for Susan G. Komen of Michigan.The sitters also raced toilets around State Street. Last year, the event raised more than $4,000, and the goal for this time around was $5,000. Organizers thanked everyone who came out to show their support. Flushing Out Cancer was held in honor of Denise Bohn, who organized the event last year. To find out about contributing to the cause, contact 98.3 The Coast.. ...Read Full Story

South Haven Unveils Renovated Lighthouse

The public has finally had a chance to feast its eyes on the newly renovated South Haven lighthouse. The plastic tarps covering the structure were stripped away Friday morning to show off the $300,000 in work the landmark has received. South Haven Historical Society President Amanda Creeden tells WSJM News the community has a vested interest in preserving its lighthouse.. ...Read Full Story

Pscholka’s Good Samaritan Law Expands

Anyone in Michigan may report drug overdoses without fear of being prosecuted for illegal possession or use under legislation signed by Governor Rick Snyder. The House voted last month to exempt people of any age from prosecution if they report an overdose from any illegal substance or they require medical assistance themselves. In a statement following Thursday’s signing, Snyder says it’s “another powerful tool in the efforts to fight prescription drug and opioid abuse across our state.”. ...Read Full Story