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Medical Marijuana Advocates Rally In Lansing Wednesday

Hundreds of medical marijuana advocates took to the Capitol lawn in Lansing Wednesday. They voiced opposition to new legislation that would limit the abilities of caregivers in Michigan. Currently, caregivers can grow 12 plants per patient with a total of up to 72 plants. The proposed legislation is aimed at slowing black market marijuana sales. It would limit caregivers to…

Gov. Whitmer Issues Statement on Eight Months of Declining Unemployment

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued a statement following the release of Michigan’s August unemployment numbers. According to the latest numbers, Michigan’s unemployment in August was down to 4.7%, which is below the national average and is the lowest level since March 2020. “Michigan’s economy is headed in the right direction, but we know we still have more to do to…

Michigan Health Officials Report 6,604 Coronavirus Cases, 44 Deaths

Michigan health officials are reporting 6,604 new cases of the coronavirus and 44 deaths since Monday. The MDHHS says over Tuesday and Wednesday, the average number of new cases is now 3,302 cases per day. Additionally, they say 41 of the 44 deaths reported Wednesday were identified during a vital records review. In total, Michigan has had 983,109 total confirmed…

Biles: FBI Turned ‘Blind Eye’ to Reports of Gymnasts’ Abuse

WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress through tears Wednesday that the FBI and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women. Biles told the Senate Judiciary Committee that “enough is enough” as she and three other U.S. gymnasts spoke in stark emotional…

Grayling Man Facing Charges of Possession of Cocaine, Driving with a Suspended License

A Grayling man is facing multiple charges after he was arrested in August by Michigan State troopers for possession of cocaine. Scott Coleman Wells, 57, was arraigned Tuesday in the 46th District Court in Crawford County for one count possession cocaine, one count driving while license suspended or revoked, and one count operating without security. His bond was set at…

Mackinac Island Airport Closed Thursday for Runway Repairs

The Mackinac Island Airport will be closed Thursday to allow crews to repair slight cracks to the runway. Large x’s will be placed on the runway alerting pilots runways are closed. A notice to airmen has been filed with the FAA. All aircraft parked at the airport will have to be moved to a grass lot, and larger aircraft can…

Fort Fright At Michilimackinac Cancelled

Mackinac State Historic Parks announced that Fort Fright will be cancelled this year. The haunted tour of the Michilimackinac fort would have been held Oct. 8 – 9. Organizers say COVID-19, staffing challenges and housing concerns for volunteers were factors in their tough decision. They apologized to anyone who was planning to come and said they hope to hold the…

North & South Korea Fire Test Missiles As Tensions Rise

Both North and South Korea tested ballistic missiles early Wednesday morning. The missile tests come as tensions between the two countries continue to rise. South Korea has been working on their missile defense system in order to be less dependent on the U.S. That has sparked North Korea to ramp up their missile testing. North Korea fired missiles for the…

Secretary of State Blinken Questioned On Afghanistan Withdrawal

On Tuesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken was grilled for more than three hours on Capitol Hill as he defended President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. The majority of senators said they agreed with the decision to withdraw, but disagreed with the way Biden went about doing it. Many of the questions focused on about 100 Americans and thousands of Afghan…