This is the first presidential primary being conducted under new election rules voters approved in November 2022, which, among other things, mandate nine days of early in-person voting for constituents.
James Weldon Johnson’s legacy is eclectic as he moved with passion from one role to the next. He was an educator, a lawyer, an author, a civil rights activist, poet, and songwriter.
The community, students, faculty, and all stakeholders are invited to Glen Oaks Community College’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of its north campus renovation project, and a groundbreaking ceremony for a south campus renovation project on Thursday, February 22, at 10 a.m.
The Three Rivers City Commission will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Three Rivers City Hall (333 W. Michigan Ave.) with an agenda that includes a proposed resolution to purchase a property and lease it to the county for temporary veteran housing, and a general fund request to cover additional water testing costs.
IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel told lawmakers his agency is “poised to move quickly” on a bipartisan tax bill that would temporarily expand the child tax credit but cautioned taxpayers should not wait to file.
Joseph Douglass, the grandson of Frederick Douglass, was a classically trained and internationally renowned violinist.
A package of bipartisan bills that would expand Michigan’s problem solving courts is heading to a vote in the Senate. The courts, officially referred to as problem-solving courts (PSCs), provide alternatives to imprisonment for nonviolent criminal offenders with substance use disorders and/or mental illnesses.
SACF’s micro-grants are focused on delivering financial support for organizations seeking aid for smaller projects or initiatives of up to $5,000. Projects must benefit the residents of the Sturgis area and St. Joseph County.
On March 2, 1955, Claudette Colvin became the first person arrested for resisting bus racial segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, nine months before Rosa Parks did the same.
Experts say students’ lack of connection to school is one of the biggest factors leading to high absenteeism across the country. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, regular school attendance has plummeted.
Sturgis Creatives hosted the first ever Open Mic at The Place Uptown in Leonidas on Thursday, February 8.
Representatives of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc. gave their oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago on the case appealing the shutdown of Enbridge’s controversial Line 5 pipeline.
In a press release sent just before 6 p.m. Friday, the City of Three Rivers announced it found five additional homes with lead levels that exceed the federal limit for lead contamination during its second round of testing between July and December 2023.
According to the Michigan Roadmap to Rural Prosperity, a 71-page report that details challenges that rural communities across Michigan face, the biggest challenges facing the rural community over the next 10 years are: increasing housing opportunities, attracting a larger working-age population, changes to the cost of living, managing population growth and development, and retaining workforce.
Watershed Voice columnist Matt Erspamer watches Gone Girl every Valentine’s Day. Why? “Because it’s a fun, pithy little tradition that also feels like throwing the middle finger at a holiday that I find empty, silly, and annoying.” Read Matt’s guide for more recommendations on what to watch when you’re expecting — Valentine’s Day to suck.
The journey South to freedom in Mexico was not as well organized or documented. Historians project the number of those to have escaped to be around 10,000. Freedom Seekers whom fled south were most often from Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Oklahoma.
Under SB 669 and 670 taken up Wednesday by the state Senate Oversight Committee, the governor’s office, lieutenant governor’s office and Legislature would be subject to FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests, allowing residents and journalists to seek out records to increase understanding and accountability in government.
Watershed Voice columnist Charles Thomas writes, “While a cure for depression and anxiety remains stubbornly out of reach, becoming an agnostic thinker and questioning the assumptions we make about the world is most certainly good behavioral medicine. While an apple a day is said to keep the doctor away, doubting our negative assumptions each day can be an effective way to keep the therapist away as well.”