Author: Quinton Zuk

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

This Saturday was the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The goal is to provide a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs. The Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office and the Traverse City Police Department were at several locations collecting expired or unused medications. This is all part of the effort to reduce and…

Court Rules Line 5 can be Overseen by Michigan Public Service Commission

In this update on the ongoing Line 5 dispute, a court ruled the Michigan Public Service Commission does have some authority over Enbridge’s Line 5 tunnel. A state administrative law judge ruled the commission can evaluate the need for Line 5 and whether it would be designed, constructed and operated safely. The judge also ruled that the commission shouldn’t examine…

Harris Emphasizes the Importance of Michigan

Michigan is proving to be key in the path to victory for both the Trump and Biden campaigns. Kamala Harris’s campaign stop in Michigan was spent in the metro Detroit area. Sunday morning, she began emphasizing nationwide faith and unity at a church in Southfield. Harris spoke about the slim margin of victory President Trump had in Michigan back in…

Michigan Industrial Hemp Plan Approved by Fed

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development received federal approval of its industrial hemp plan. MDARD established the state’s first industrial hemp Ag Pilot Program back in 2019. It allows farmers, processors and secondary education institutions to grow, handle, process and research industrial hemp. With the USDA’s approval, Michigan’s program now complies with federal regulations. Anyone interested in hemp…

Northern Michigan National Guard Testing Events Canceled

The Grand Traverse County and Benzie-Leelanau District Health Departments say they were notified by the National Guard that two free testing events have been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. The departments say the free testing planned at the Pit Spitters’ Turtle Creek Stadium in Traverse City on Monday, Oct. 19 is no longer happening. Also the testing at the Sleeping…

Michigan Officials Report 1,791 New COVID-19 Cases, 15 Deaths

Michigan health officials are reporting 1,791 new cases of the coronavirus and 15 additional COVID-19 deaths. 11 of those deaths came after a records review and didn’t happen in the past 24 hours. Michigan has now had 144,897 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 7,010 COVID-19 deaths. Friday the state was at 143,106 confirmed cases with 6,987 deaths. The state released…

President Trump Coming To Muskegon

Election 2020

President Trump will soon be leaving Washington D.C. to come to Muskegon. He will be speaking at FlyBy Air in the Muskegon County Airport. He is expected to voice his support of law enforcement. Doors opened to the public at 2 P.M. though an online reservation is required to attend the event. After the stop in Muskegon, the president will…

Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden Campaigns in Southfield, Detroit

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was in Michigan Friday. The former vice president made stops in Southfield and Detroit. In Southfield, he spoke about protecting American’s access to affordable health care and how he may expand it should he become president. The Detroit stop focused on mobilizing voters ahead of the Nov. 3 election. President Donald Trump will be in…