The Sturgis City Commission welcomed its newest member Wednesday with a swearing-in ceremony, and two change order requests related to the Sturgis hydro-electric dam near Centreville and the city’s public utilities station were approved.
The bills implementing Proposal 1 would require state officials and candidates for office to annually submit financial disclosure reports showing sources of income, properties owned and other assets valued at over $1,000 and liabilities valued over $10,000.
Despite an uncommon number of contested races on this year’s Three Rivers city ballot, there will be no new faces on the city commission in 2024.
The typical annual rent increase nationally fell to zero in June for the first time since the pandemic began, after peaking at 17.8% in 2021, according to Apartment List, a rent information aggregator and research firm. In September, rents fell 1.2%.
The works of Susan Teague of Kalamazoo is on exhibit at the Flora Kirsch Beck Art Gallery on the campus of Glen Oaks Community College through December 15. The soft opening of the show began on November 1 with a formal opening reception to be held on November 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The package of four bills, two sponsored by Democrats and two sponsored by Republicans, provide increased access to support services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, add privacy protections and allow oral impact statements to be given virtually.
We’ve put together a quick primer for Tuesday’s election, which you can find below. We’ll have election results on Wednesday.
Sturgis Hospital, Inc. was able to finalize the terms of its acquisition by Asker Corporation, including a management agreement and financial support of the hospital. That agreement will be in place until the acquisition can be approved by the Michigan Attorney General’s office.
According to a survey from the Brennan Center for Justice, a nonpartisan law and policy group aimed at upholding democratic values, 1 in 3 election officials have faced threats, with more than half of those individuals being threatened in person.
Don’t miss an unforgettable night of soulful blues for a good cause as Mick Kolassa and the Endless Blues Band take the stage at the Riviera Theatre & Bar in Three Rivers on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will beneﬁt the Three Rivers Promise.
Raise the Wage Michigan, a coalition advocating for increasing the state’s minimum wage, has filed a lawsuit with the Michigan Supreme Court following the Michigan Board of State Canvassers’ decision last month against certifying a ballot initiative to increase the minimum wage to $15 and phase out the tipped wage.
A message from Executive Editor Alek Haak-Frost regarding Watershed Voice’s NewsMatch fundraising campaign.
From now until December 31, every donation made to Watershed Voice by donors like you will be matched by NewsMatch. The program will match up to $1,000 per individual donor, up to $13,000. Our goal is to raise a grand total of $26,000 from your donations plus the matching funds. We’re excited to launch this campaign to support our work in bringing you news that matters in St. Joseph County!
With the cost of water adjusted for inflation nearly doubling since 1980, lawmakers have introduced Senate Bills 549–554 in a bid to create a statewide water affordability program and prevent shutoffs.
The following is Watershed Voice’s candidate questionnaire for November’s Three Rivers mayoral race. We will run all completed questionnaires in the order they’re received prior to Election Day. Vernis Mims Jr. filled out our questionnaire, these are his answers.
The following is Watershed Voice’s candidate questionnaire for November’s contested Three Rivers City Commission races. We will run all completed questionnaires in the order they’re received prior to Election Day. Torrey Brown filled out our questionnaire, these are his answers.
As tribes establish their own water quality standards and permitting programs, some experts believe they could play a critical role in fighting pollution and ensuring that the resources they depend on for subsistence and cultural values are preserved.
“The goal of it is to bridge the gap by creating greater access for people of color,” said BlackWellness Network Founder Valarie Cunningham, referring to the gap she has discerned between the level of ongoing care provided to African-Americans vs. the experience of White patients.