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State legislators explain tax proposals

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Local state legislators discussed getting rid of the state personal property tax, defended eliminating the Michigan Business Tax and addressed state and ... Read more  | Add your comment

Proos supports partial birth abortion measure

The state Senate approved legislation on Wednesday to ban partial birth abortions in Michigan, said Sen. John Proos, who voted for the measure. Read more  | Add your comment

County urged to put millage on ballot

County urged to put millage on ballot

T. JOSEPH — Officials with the Committee for Better Roads In Berrien County urged Berrien County commissioners to approve putting a county-wide road millage on ... Read more  | Add your comment

Miller charged with 2 more felonies in sex video case

One of the five Niles teenagers allegedly involved in the video sex extortion case has been charged with two more felonies. Read more  | Add your comment

Still no dog ordinance after shouting match in Niles Twp.

An 80-minute meeting — featuring a shouting match between board members and arguments amongst people in the audience — couldn’t produce an agreement on a ... Read more  | Add your comment

Proposed dog ordinance to be revisited again

Niles Township Supervisor Jim Kidwell Tuesday pushed for a first reading of a new proposed ordinance that would allow for dangerous animals to be removed ... Read more  | Add your comment

3 Berrien County schools on persistently lowest-achieving list

The Michigan Department of Education announced today that 98 schools have been identified as Persistently Lowest Achieving (PLA) Schools. Read more  | Add your comment

Most Berrien County businesses in compliance with smoke-free air law

Researchers with the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Tobacco Section recently completed analysis of results from an observational compliance check survey related to Michigan’s ... Read more  | Add your comment

Landfill board reaches agreement

Landfill board reaches agreement

The Southeast Berrien County Landfill authority board has reached a tentative employment agreement with landfill general manager Clyde “Sonny” Fuller. Read more  | Add your comment

Niles residents’ electric rates to increase

The average Niles utilities customer will see an increase of just a few dollars a month after the Niles City Council approved a 5.9 percent ... Read more  | Add your comment

Kids Count study looks at children of the recession

High unemployment is hurting the economic security of children in Michigan with one in every eight children living in a household struggling with job loss ... Read more  | Add your comment

Michigan’s unemployment rate 10.9 percent

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased in July by four-tenths of a percentage point to 10.9 percent, according to data released today by the Michigan ... Read more  | Add your comment

‘Sexting’ among teens addressed at public forum

Think the situation involving five area high school students charged with sexting-related offenses in May was an isolated incident? Read more  | Add your comment

More Articles

  1. City of Niles’ budget $4,200 in the red  | Add your comment
  2. Mother speaks out  | Add your comment
  3. Stabenow, Levin both vote in favor of debt ceiling deal  | Add your comment
  4. Primary election: Bertrand voter turnout high in election to replace recalled officers  | Add your comment
  5. Pitbull attacks prompt township to consider drafting ordinance  | Add your comment
  6. Forum to address the future of area youth  | Add your comment
  7. Kidwell recall effort faltering as organizers scramble for petition signatures  | Add your comment
  8. Opinions mixed about end to ‘Last In First Out’  | Add your comment
  9. Proos: Jobs, jobs, jobs still the focus  | Add your comment
  10. Buchanan district gauging public’s interest in trying for a bond again  | Add your comment
  11. Garbage guru  | Add your comment
  12. Twp. treasurer threatens lawsuit against supervisor  | Add your comment

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