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Utah Senator Oren Hatch on Donald Trump

Trump Birch Run Press Conference 2Utah 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.

An aide says the 82 year old Senator “misspoke.”

U.S Department of Justice aiming to prevent oil spills

DSC02249The 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.

Michigan State University has predicted an outbreak of West Nile in Michigan

D-18335-015 Bike Ride Summer 2014The 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.
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State bans chum in trout streams

e8bd46b6f17f558547adb749a42dd826Anglers 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.
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House Democrats try to make voting easier with a constitutional amendment

Michigan-State-HouseState 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.
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Detroit police officer being investigated

keyboardFor 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.
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Changes Coming to Great Lakes Coast Guard Stations

Coast guard station scheduleSecurity 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.