st. joseph http://michiganradio.org en A new Asian Carp threat in Michigan waters http://michiganradio.org/post/new-asian-carp-threat-michigan-waters <p>State wildlife officials are concerned that a potentially damaging fish has turned up in the St. Joseph River in Berrien County.</p><p> Sat, 04 Aug 2012 20:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 8547 at http://michiganradio.org A new Asian Carp threat in Michigan waters Benton Harbor, St. Joseph resort plan secures some funding http://michiganradio.org/post/benton-harbor-st-joseph-resort-plan-secures-some-funding <p>St. Joseph-based developer <a href="http://www.edgewaterresources.com/">Edgewater Resources</a> is reportedly&nbsp;in the process of raising $70 million for a new resort on the city&#39;s river.</p><p>The<a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304458604577490792842089900.html"> Wall Street Journal reports</a>:</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:47:10 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8052 at http://michiganradio.org Benton Harbor, St. Joseph resort plan secures some funding Bridging the Gap Between Benton Harbor and St. Joseph http://michiganradio.org/post/bridging-gap-between-benton-harbor-and-st-joseph <p>We&#39;ve been talking a lot about class, what it means, and how we define it.</p><p>We took a trip to St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. They&rsquo;re called the Twin Cities, but they&#39;re different.</p><p>In Benton Harbor forty-three percent of families live below the poverty line.</p><p>In St. Joseph it&rsquo;s six percent.</p><p>And, families in St. Joseph earn more than twice as much as their neighbors across the river.</p><p>Here&#39;s a video produced by Meg Cramer and Mercedes Mejia who spoke to residents on both sides of the river.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3_SAwMzY8I</p><p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:49:56 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 5035 at http://michiganradio.org Bridging the Gap Between Benton Harbor and St. Joseph Rep. Fred Upton to chair powerful Congressional committee http://michiganradio.org/post/rep-fred-upton-chair-powerful-congressional-committee <p>Michigan Republican Congressman <a href="http://upton.house.gov/">Fred Upton</a> of St. Joseph will head the <a href="http://energycommerce.house.gov/">House Energy and Commerce Committee</a> in the next legislative session. The GOP won control of the House of Representatives in the November election.</p><p>The House Republican Steering Committee made the announcement yesterday.</p><p>As The Detroit Free Press <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20101208/NEWS15/12080365/Fred-Upton-poised-to-lead-powerful-U.S.-House-committee#ixzz17WDNE8Dd">explains</a>, the committee, "oversees energy policy, automobile regulations, health care, food safety and more."</p><p>In a <a href="http://upton.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=217052">statement</a> released yesterday, Upton said:</p><blockquote><p><font class="middlecopy">I look forward to standing shoulder to shoulder with Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor, Whip McCarthy and the entire Republican Conference as we repeal Obamacare, fight rampant job-killing regulations, cut spending, and help put folks back to work.&nbsp; </font></p></blockquote><p><font class="middlecopy">Upton has served on the committee since 1991.</font> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 11:39:36 +0000 Zoe Clark 497 at http://michiganradio.org Rep. Fred Upton to chair powerful Congressional committee