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Retiring Well: Annuities

The stock market has been on the upswing lately, but the ups and downs have caused many people to reevaluate their retirement portfolio. There’s a lot to learn, and many terms and definitions can be confusing. That’s why every Sunday you can find retirement tips on 9&10 News at 11:30 a.m. on the show Retiring Well. This week they’ll explain…

Hundreds of Boats Damaged as Fire Crews Battle Monroe Co. Marina Fire

Downstate in Monroe County, hundreds of boats are at risk of burning after a marina caught fire. The fire has been burning since 6:30 a.m. Friday morning. The Toledo Beach Marina is along Lake Erie in Lasalle Township, a few miles south of Monroe and just north of the Ohio border. The roof collapsed and black smoke could be seen…

US House Approves Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

The House of Representatives approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level. The bill would reverse what supporters called a failed policy of criminalizing marijuana use and take steps to address racial disparities in enforcement of federal drug laws. Some Republicans called the bill a hollow political gesture, mocking Democrats for bringing up the measure at…

Gov. Whitmer Asks Lawmakers to Approve $300M to Fight COVID-19

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is asking lawmakers to approve $300 million in state funding to fight the coronavirus next year. She’s asking for $192 million to continue tracing and testing, and give a $2 pay increase for some essential workers. The funding would also help expand health care systems capacity to distribute the pending vaccines. She says $25 million is needed…

Sault Ste. Marie Children Find Solace at Kid’s Fishing Pond

With all the canceled events the past several months because of the coronavirus pandemic, kids in Sault Ste. Marie found some solace at the Kid’s Fishing Pond. Over the summer, the pond, which has just about the same area as a football field, was stocked with 4,000 trout: 1,500 brook trout in June and the other 2,500 rainbow trout in…

GTPulse Weekend Planner: Dashing All the Way

When my kids were little, we would gather at the home of their great grandparents in Benzie County every Christmas Eve for a traditional Christmas meal. Of course it included all of the classics found around most tables, but the Wilcox family added a Norwegian twist: a heaping helping of lutefisk. Lutefisk is a dried cod that is soaked in…

MDHSS Releases Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

The state health department released updated COVID-19 quarantine guidance Friday morning. It mirrors the latest findings from the CDC announced earlier this week. The standard 14-day quarantine period does remain in effect. But the state says it can be reduced to 10 days if two conditions are met: 1) If no symptoms develop within 10 days or if there’s no…