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GTPulse: Kat Paye and the State of the National Cherry Festival

Written by guest columnist Christal Frost

“I thought that my biggest issue for 2020 would be the rising water levels,” explains Kat Paye, Executive Director of the National Cherry Festival.  “And, yet…here we are.” Paye gazes past me as we sit across the room from each other ten days before what would have been the kickoff of the National Cherry Festival’s 94th celebration. Normally, Paye, her…

Pres. Trump Denies Being Briefed on Russia-Taliban Bribery Controversy

The White House is now confronting a leaked report that Russian intelligence officers bribed Taliban forces to kill U.S. troops. President Trump is claiming that the U.S. intelligence community never briefed him about the situation. He took to Twitter to say intelligence officials didn’t brief him because they “did not find this info credible.” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany…

Gov. Whitmer Proposes Police Reform Policies

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is proposing additional police reform policies for Michigan. Monday, Gov. Whitmer proposed a four-pronged plan aimed at making “significant reforms in policy, personnel, participation and community engagement, and prevention and accountability to address racial disparities in how law enforcement is applied toward communities of color.” Included in the proposed police reform policies is banning chokeholds and classifying…

What’s Happening in Northern Michigan: Torch Lake Cafe, Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre, Two K Farms

There’s more that you can do to enjoy our area’s summer as businesses start to reopen. Courtney Sheffer from the West Michigan Tourist Association has more on What’s Happening in Northern Michigan. Torch Lake Cafe Torch Lake Cafe in Central Lake is once again open for sit-down dining, plus a full schedule of live music. They’re operating at 50% capacity,…

Cooking With Chef Hermann: Breakfast Calzone

Breakfast Calzone Ingredients: 1 lb pizza dough, quartered All-purpose flour for surface rolling 8 oz. Fontina cheese 4 oz. ricotta cheese 4 oz. soppressata 2TB finely chopped herbs or spinach 4 eggs 1TB Rosemary ½ tsp granulated garlic Salt and pepper Olive oil Directions: Pre-heat oven to 375. Mix together the herbs, ricotta, and Fontina cheeses with the rosemary and…

Traverse City’s State Street is Now a Two-Way Downtown

State Street in downtown Traverse City is now a two-way street between Park and Union. The DDA says this will make it easy for drivers to navigate when the city executes its plan to make a pedestrian-only area for downtown businesses. The extra space will be used for guests to social distance. The next change will come Monday when two…

Gov. Whitmer Extends State of Emergency Until July 16

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has extended Michigan’s coronavirus emergency declaration until July 16. This enables her to keep intact restrictions and orders that remain after she lifted a stay-at-home policy. The executive order will allow her to continue taking action to protect Michigan families and workers. The state of emergency also is the underpinning for orders that make people eligible for…

Ask the Governor: COVID-19 Town Hall

If you have questions about COVID-19, you can ask the governor. 9&10 News is partnering with other Northern Michigan stations to bring you a coronavirus crisis town hall with Gov. Whitmer. It will air on local 32 on June 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. We’ll also be live streaming it on our website’s Watch Now page, our Facebook page, and…