Author: Quinton Zuk

Senator Stabenow Announces $210,060 to Help Northwest Michigan Farmers Markets

Senator Debbie Stabenow has announced more than $210,000 in funding for northwest Lower Peninsula Michigan Farmers Markets. The funding comes from the 2018 Farm Bill, which Senator Stabenow co-authored. The Department of Agriculture’s Farmers Market Promotion Program will send the money to five markets. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan will receive $210,060 to promote five farmers markets in Northwest…

Republican Lawmakers Have Spent $542K Suing Gov. Whitmer Over Use of Emergency Powers

On Friday, the state Legislature revealed the amount they’ve paid lawyers to sue the governor over her coronavirus orders. In their effort against the governor, Republicans have spent about $542,000. The liberal advocacy group Progress Michigan released the figure. The House and Senate used equal amounts to pay attorneys at Bush Seyferth, a Troy-based law firm. Categories: Coronavirus

Whitmer Releases Video Urging Michiganders to Take COVID-19 Seriously

Governor Gretchen Whitmer posted a video social media asking everyone to take the virus seriously and do their part to the slow the spread. The video asks Michiganders, the Legislature, the president and Congress to do their part to protect families, workers and small businesses from the virus. She says that as a result of the court and Legislature’s actions,…

UPDATE: President Trump in Hospital

The president’s medical team gave a short update on his condition in front of Walter Reed Military Hospital on Sunday. Navy Doctor Sean Conley said President Trump’s blood oxygen levels dipped twice since he was confirmed COVID-19 positive. Dr. Conley said the president had a “high fever” and a blood oxygen level below 94% on Friday, and “another episode” on…

One Injured, One Dead after Fiery Crash in Isabella County

One driver is dead and another is hospitalized after a fiery crash on US 127 in Isabella County. State Police say it happened around 8:33 p.m. on Friday. A 20-year-old St. Louis man was moving at high speeds on the Shepherd Road overpass Witnesses said the car was driving erratically. Troopers say he then crashed into a truck driven by…

President Continues Battling Covid-19, Went Through “Very Concerning” Period

The President’s doctors say he went through a “very concerning” period Friday and the next 48 hours of care will be crucial as fights off the infection. A person who is close to the President and chose to remain anonymous, told the Associated Press that President Trump was administered supplemental oxygen Friday morning at the White House before he was…

State Supreme Court Rules Against Governor’s Use of Emergency Powers

The Associated Press reported that the Michigan Supreme Court ruled against Governor Whitmer over her use of emergency powers to respond to the coronavirus. The Governor’s Office and Republican-led legislature have been going back and forth on the issue for months. Republicans say the Governor should not be allowed to continually declare a state of emergency without legislative approval. Governor…

Pope Francis Refused to Meet With Pompeo, Citing Election as Conflict of Interest

Pope Francis declined to see U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo while he visited the Vatican Thursday. The pope said he does not see politicians during an election period. The Catholic Church has recently been negotiating with China about religious freedoms in the communist country. The Vatican accused Pompeo of trying to use that issue to attract voters in November’s…