Utah U-S Senator Oren Hatch told Michigan’s Republicans to vote for Donald Trump in November … because he says the alternative for president “couldn’t be worse.”
Hatch spoke to the state’s delegation to the Republican National Convention this morning.
“The reason we got to win this presidency is because the next president is going to have three to five members of the United States Supreme Court to nominate. And I can’t begin to tell you if it’s Hillary Clinton, we will be set back for well into a couple of generations.”
Hatch also spoke about his admiration for Michigan’s Paul Ryan…..referring to the Speaker of the House, who’s actually from Wisconsin.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice aim to prevent future oil spills through a settlement with Enbridge Energy. Enbridge has agreed to pay out 177 million dollars for oil spills in the Kalamazoo River and Romeoville, Illinois.
The hot button issue of oil pipelines continues to get a lot of attention. In the Great Lakes there’s a long-running battle over a crude and natural gas line that runs through a waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. Continue reading →
The wetter the summer, the more mosquitoes you’re likely to find outside. In hot, dry summers like this there are fewer mosquitoes, but the ones there are are a greater threat. That’s because West Nile virus spreads more easily in warm weather. This summer Michigan State University has predicted an outbreak of West Nile in Michigan. WMUK’s Rebecca Thiele tells us more about these virus-carrying mosquitoes and why bug spray isn’t going to help. Continue reading →
Anglers won’t be able to use chum while fishing on many Michigan trout streams. “Chumming” is where a fisherman throws bait into the water to lure fish. Some anglers say the practice is unethical. The Natural Resources Commission made the decision to ban chumming in certain trout streams yesterday after hearing from more than 250 anglers at its monthly meeting. Continue reading →
Republican delegates in Cleveland say they believe presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump’s pick of Indiana’s governor as his running mate may put Michigan in play in November. Continue reading →
State House Democrats are calling for a voters’ bill of rights in the Michigan Constitution. Voting has been a hot-button issue in the Legislature this election year. Democrats say they want to reverse Republican efforts to end straight-ticket voting, and make it harder to vote absentee. Continue reading →
For the second time in as many days… a Detroit Police Officer is being investigated for an inappropriate social media post. Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the most recent controversy involves an African American Sergeant who is being reassigned and put on restricted duty while the investigation is underway. Continue reading →
Nine historical ships docked in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, on Thursday for a weekend stop of the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes. Over the summer, these and other ships will they’ll travel to cities in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Continue reading →
The holy month of Ramadan is winding-down. That’s when observant Muslims fast during the daylight hours. When the fast is broken in the evening, it’s done with other people. And it can happen in someone’s home, a restaurant, or a community or religious center. Continue reading →
In a matter of seconds, a sunny day on the lake boating, sailing or canoeing can turn into a nightmare with a heartbreaking loss. That kind of loss will last a lifetime for Phyllis Kopytko. Continue reading →
This week, a decision is expected in a long-running controversy along the Great Lakes. A town that sits outside the Great Lakes basin wants to draw water from the lakes. It’s the first time anyone has made a request like that, and some worry that more will follow.
To highlight his concerns about water use and abuse, artist Kevin Dartt created an unusual public sculpture in downtown Rochester, New York: five concrete sinks in the shapeand porportion of the Great Lakes. Continue reading →
Security and rescue operations on Great Lakes waters are changing. The U-S Coast Guard is planning to temporarily shut down 8 Coast Guard stations around the Great Lakes. It’s the beginning of a larger transition aimed at improving the efficiency of stations around the nation. But Great Lakes Today’s Elizabeth Miller in Cleveland reports on one Ohio community that doesn’t want to see its Coast Guard unit go.