Author: Meredith St. Henry

Pres. Trump Plans to Veto House’s $25(B) USPS Funding Bill

In continuing coverage of the controversy surrounding the United States Postal Service, the House of Representatives passed legislation that will provide billions of dollars to USPS. Democrats say this is needed to protect the November election because there’s expected to be a huge increase of mail in ballots due to the pandemic. The bill includes $25 billion dollars in funding…

FDA Authorizes Use of Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Patient Treatment

A turning point in the fight against COVID-19—President Trump says the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency authorization for convalescent plasma. This will be used as a therapeutic treatment for COVID-19 patients that are in the hospital. Convalescent means anyone recovering from a disease. Plasma will be drawn from people who have had COVID-19 and be used to help…

U.S. Coast Guard Sends Crew From Traverse City to Help Gulf Coast

Late Sunday night, hurricane Marco was downgraded back to a tropical storm. It is expected to make landfall along Louisiana’s coast on Monday. And just miles behind Marco is Laura, another tropical storm. Here in Northern Michigan, the U.S. Coast Guard has already mobilized to help. Air Station Traverse City sent a crew and helicopter to the Gulf Coast. The…

Former Chief Strategist Charged with Fraud in Alleged Border Wall Scheme

President Trump’s former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is now out of jail on a $5 million bond. Thursday he was arrested in connection to an alleged fundraising scheme for the border wall. According to the indictment, Bannon and three others “orchestrated a scheme in 2018 to defraud hundreds of thousands of donors” in an online crowdfunding campaign ultimately known as…

Judge: President Trump’s Tax Returns Allowed to Be Released

There is a good chance President Trump will now have to hand over his tax returns. Thursday, a federal judge approved a motion for the Manhattan District Attorney to get a hold of the documents. It has to do with an investigation into hush money payments made to women. The president’s lawyers appealed the decision immediately after the decision was…

Pompeo Asks UN to Restore Sanctions From 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is traveling to New York on Thursday to ask the United Nations to restore all sanctions against Iran. President Trump says he wants to “snap back” sanctions from the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal, which the Trump Administration pulled out of two years ago. He says Iran is violating its terms.

Massive Fire in Texas at Poly-America Facility

There is a massive fire burning right outside of Dallas, Texas in Grand Prairie. Officials say the Poly-America facility started burning around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. The company makes plastic film and trash bags and recycles plastics. Fire and smoke could be seen from miles away, and explosions can be heard from the building as it continues to burn. As…

New COVID-19 Cases on College Campuses in US

Across the country, we are quickly seeing how fast the coronavirus is spreading as college student’s return to campus. At Oklahoma State University, an entire sorority house is now under quarantine after 23 members of the sorority tested positive. In Indiana, there are now more than 147 confirmed COVID-19 cases at Notre Dame, eight days after term began, causing the…

U.S. Postal Service Suspends Changes Until After Election

The United States Postal Service said on Tuesday it is putting a pause on changes until after the 2020 election. The recently appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says the changes were for saving money, despite accusations Dejoy was trying to interfere with November’s mail-in ballots. The changes being put on hold include: Removal of blue mail collection boxes and mail-sorting…