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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor residents should soon notice fewer potholes as they drive on city streets.

Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Jasmine Bibbs finds solace when the sparks fly.

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ST. JOSEPH — When Walter Ignatovich joined the Masons in 1949, gasoline cost 17 cents a gallon, a new car could be bought for $1,400 and Harry Truman – a fellow mason – was in the White House.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township police on Thursday were continuing to investigate a shooting that happened in the early morning hours.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
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BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school board trustees this week approved hiring Ray and Associates to help them conduct a national search for a new superintendent.

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor planning commissioners put two projects on hold this week because they were given the plans an hour before the meeting.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school supporters will not be alone Friday as they talk with officials from the Michigan Department of Treasury about how to deal with the district’s crushing debt.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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BENTON HARBOR — Imagine going to jail in the summer wearing a T-shirt and shorts and being released in the middle of winter wearing the same thing.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — “No more guns, no more guns,” almost 200 Benton Harbor youth chanted Friday in front of city hall.

BENTON HARBOR — Michigan’s new top school official in Lansing weighed in on the future of Benton Harbor High School on Friday, saying the state should not close the school.

Friday, August 09, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Two vacancies on the Benton Harbor Planning Commission need to be filled soon so commissioners can do their work, Chairman Lee Reed said Thursday after canceling a special meeting due to the lack of a quorum.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Michigan State Police has ramped up patrols in Benton Harbor due to seven people being shot in five incidents in July, resulting in one death.

BENTON TOWNSHIP — It appears more and more Benton Township residents want to take advantage of municipal trash pick up.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad and city Commissioner Ron Singleton will move on to the November election for the mayor’s seat.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — He’s not a micromanager, Benton Harbor City Manager Ellis Mitchell said during his first city commission meeting Monday.

Monday, August 05, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — What do you do after you’ve been a state budget director, three-term legislator, congressional aide, township trustee, and an economic development executive?

Saturday, August 03, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school officials now have another influential ally in their fight to keep the district independent and viable: the ACLU of Michigan.

Friday, August 02, 2019

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Gail Lowry usually has to draw houses, not build them.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — A 29-year-old Benton Harbor man was killed and two other people were injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in Benton Harbor.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor police are taking a bite out of illegal dumping by using a variety of tools, Benton Harbor Public Safety Director Dan McGinnis said Tuesday.

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Registration is open to the community for non-credit English as a second language classes at Lake Michigan College.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor’s new interim city manager is wasting no time getting settled into his position after being hired by city commissioners Thursday evening.

ST. JOSEPH — The owner of Scooter Joe’s Rentals and Harbor Shores officials are trying to garner public support to allow low-speed vehicles to cross bridges and golf carts to cruise the streets of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor.

Monday, July 29, 2019

There will be plenty of food and fun for people of all ages as local police and fire departments host two events to celebrate the 36th annual National Night Out in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — It’s becoming a modern-day David and Goliath story. How can Benton Harbor, a small city of 10,000 people, defy the state government, which seems intent on closing Benton Harbor High School?

BENTON HARBOR — State officials “helping” failing school districts are only treating the symptoms and not dealing with the real problem, said Tom Watkins, who was state superintendent from 2001 to 2005.

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor residents are urged to continue to take measures to reduce their exposure to lead in their drinking water, such as using bottled water or installing a lead certified water filter system.

BENTON TOWNSHIP — It all came down to timing and historical ties.

BENTON HARBOR — Fans planning to attend the Western Amateur Championship should bring good walking shoes and a positive attitude.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — It will take about 200 people doing about 400 shifts to host the Western Amateur Championship next week at Point O’Woods Golf and Country Club, organizers say.

BENTON HARBOR — Volunteers are needed to paint Fair Plain East Elementary School on Union Street in Benton Township, Benton Harbor school board President Stephen Mitchell said Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Former Benton Harbor City Manager Darwin Watson – fired by commissioners Monday evening – was back working for the city in less than 18 hours.

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school board trustees on Tuesday approved sending a 12-page proposal to the governor that they say will pay down the district’s debt and raise student achievement.

BENTON HARBOR — Camille Pierce is tasked with making sure the best talent gets a chance to rise at Whirlpool Corp.

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Matt Davis loves to be outside.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners fired City Manager Darwin Watson at a special meeting Monday after months of simmering tensions regarding Watson’s future.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Four recent Benton Harbor High School graduates and their three chaperones said they had an exciting educational experience in Cuba even though they went after President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — NoBo Michigan broke ground Friday not only as the first medical marijuana facility in Benton Harbor, but as the company’s Midwest headquarters.

BENTON HARBOR — Fifty years after U.S. astronauts landed on the moon, roots from the 1969 exploratory mission can be found in Benton Harbor.

Friday, July 19, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — With enough time and space, Benton Harbor Area Schools can do what it needs to do academically and take charge of its destiny.