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November 2020 Election Endorsements

 

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November 2020 Election Endorsements

Blossomland News - "Berrien County Michigan's Progressive Voice" proudly endorses the following candidates based upon their stance on key issues including racial equity, the economy, and health care:United States (Federal)President: Joe Biden (VP: Kamala Harris)Senator: Gary PetersRepresentative 6th District:Jon HoadleyMichigan (State)State Representative 78th District:Dan VandenHeedeState Representative 79th District:Chokwe PitchfordSupreme Court:Bridget Mary McCormackElizabeth M. WelchBerrien (County)Clerk: Gwen SwaniganCommissioner 1st District:Kevin HolmesCommissioner 3rd District: Don MeeksCommissioner 4th District:Mamie L. YarbroughCommissioner 5th District:Rayonte BellCommissioner 9th District: Rich EichholzCommissioner 12th District:Michael PoormanBaroda TownshipClerk:Stacey StubblefieldBenton ...

AG Nessel, SOS Benson Urge Voters Not to Commit Felony by Casting Multiple Ballots in Elections

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson are reminding voters to be smart in the November general election – and to avoid committing a felony by casting two ballots, as recently suggested by President Donald Trump.Voter fraud is typically prosecuted as a felony in the state of Michigan, and bipartisan legislation was introduced in the state Legislature this summer that would codify it as a felony offense.Attorney General Nessel and Secretary ...

Berrien COVID19 Weekly Update, Infection Rate Trending Down, Restrictions to be Lifted on Gyms & Pools

Berrien County, MI (Blossomland News) - The infection rate is trending down in Berrien County; Governor Whitmer Signs Order Reopening Gyms and Pools Statewide, Permitting Organized Sports With Strict Safety Measures. Infection RateOn average, each person in Berrien County, Michigan with COVID is infecting 0.81 other people. Because each person is infecting less than one other person, the total number of current cases in Berrien County, Michigan is shrinking. Berrien County, Michigan is now at low risk of infection according ...

Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder - I'm a Republican Vote for Biden

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican has pledged to vote for Joe Biden according to an opinion article published today in USA Today.Snyder believes Donald Trump is a bully who lacks a moral compass and that Joe Biden would bring back civility.In the article Snyder states, "Forty-four years ago, I celebrated my 18th birthday at the 1976 Republican National Convention as part of Gerald Ford’s national youth group. At that convention, I had the ...

Berrien COVID19 Weekly Update for August 28 - Medium Risk

Berrien County, MI (Blossomland News) - On average, each person in Berrien County, Michigan with COVID is infecting 0.91 other people. Because this number is around 1.0, it means that COVID continues to spread, but in a slow and controlled fashion.Over the last week, Berrien County, Michigan has averaged 12 new confirmed cases per day (7.9 for every 100,000 residents). Over the next year, this translates to around 4,400 cases and an estimated 22,000 infections (14.4% of the population).Berrien County, ...

Michigan AG Warns of Tech Support Scams

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - While the Michigan Department of Attorney General has not seen an uptick in complaints of tech-savvy scammers, recent media coverage of an Apple iPhone scam highlights the need to remind Michiganders again to be cautious of tech-support scams. Attorney General Dana Nessel is reminding residents to beware of bad actors who may be posing as employees offering tech support for major companies like Apple or Microsoft. A recent media report indicated a Michigan woman was ...

Michigan State Police and Benton Harbor Police Department host

Benton Harbor, MI (Blossomland News) - In an effort to strengthen ties with the community, The Michigan State Police and Benton Harbor Police Department hosted a "Bike with a Cop" event on Wednesday afternoon. The event started at the Boys and Girls Club Fetting Youth Campus.About 50 Kids ages 5-12 and their parents participated by riding their bikes with the MSP and Benton Harbor Police Officers. A brief bicycle safety lesson was provided prior to the ride and ice cream ...

Tuesday Morning Storm Impacts Niles: More Storms Expected

Blossomland News (Niles, MI) - According to American Electric Power over 20 customers were still without power at 4:15pm.According to a Facebook post from Niles Mayor Nick Shelton:UPDATE (9:10 AM): Additional crews assisting with wider power outages. No restoration times yet. Report downed lines to 269-683-6161.UPDATE (8:54 AM): If your electric meter base or service line pulled from your house, please call an electrical contractor. The City will restore power to your house after the contractor calls the inspector and ...

FEMA Approves Whitmer Administration's Application for Federal Funding to Provide an Additional $300 Per Week to Unemployed Michiganders

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - On Monday, the United States Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) approved the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency’s application for funding that would provide an additional $300 per week payment to Michiganders receiving unemployment benefits. “This is good news for the thousands of Michiganders who are still without work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s still a short term band aid that falls short of what’s needed,” said Governor Whitmer. “We need the ...

Michigan Issues COVID-19 Citations for Workplace Safety Violations, One Citation Issued in Berrien County

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - To protect Michigan’s workforce and workplaces, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has been working with businesses across the state on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following several inspections, MIOSHA has issued the first round of COVID-19 “general duty” citations. MIOSHA cited six different businesses with serious violations for failing to uphold safe and healthy practices, potentially putting workers in harm’s way.“We’re focused on education first so employers know what they ...