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Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is proposing to raise Michigan's tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21. The gubernatorial candidate included the proposal in her health care plan that was released Wednesday. She says Michigan has a high tobacco usage rate and it is time for the state to join five other states that have increased the purchase age to 21. She says 95 percent of adult smokers started smoking before they turned 21. 

State and Enbridge reach deal on ending line 5 twin pipelines

Oct 3, 2018

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration and Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge have reached a deal on replacing 65-year-old twin pipelines in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes. The announcement came Wednesday, as officals say the deal calls for shutting down the Line 5 pipes in the Straits of Mackinac connecting Lakes Huron and Michigan.

New DNA testing software that promises to solve unsolvable crimes has upheld the conviction of a Muskegon man. According to the company’s website, STRmix is a forensic software program that can determine whose DNA is whose when two or more profiles have been mixed together. So far, the software has been used by the State of New York and the United States Army.

Legislation going to Gov. Rick Snyder for his expected signature would prohibit marijuana-infused alcoholic drinks in Michigan. The state House approved the bill Tuesday, on a 101-4 vote. The measure would bar the use, possession or sale of marijuana-infused beer, wine, liquor and mixed drinks. Supporters say the bill is a pre-emptive move in case Michigan voters next month legalize marijuana for recreational use.

A man has been sentenced to 40 to 60 years in prison for using a chain saw to dismember another man whose body was found - minus the head and hands - in a national forest in West Michigan. Anthony Blamer of Fremont was found guilty in July of second-degree murder in the killing last year of D'Anthony Keenan. The 29-year-old Blamer was sentenced Tuesday. 

Art Prize

“Have you ever made a way out of no way? Ever had to make something out of nothing when nothing seems possible ever? Nothing get easier ever? Have you ever wondered what its like to be vulnerable?”

“My name is Kyd Kane and my piece “LEMON-AID” it speaks to all of the substandard and insufficient things that we get handed in this life, and then the Band-Aids that are also created to fix, Ill put those in quotations, to fix the lemon systems.” 

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Tuesday, October 2nd @ 9:00 on WGVU Public Television, PBS FRONTLINE kicks of its 2018 season with Trump’s Showdown revealing how an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has grown to threaten Donald Trump’s presidency.

“We try to lay it out so that you can remember and see it all in one place, and all of a sudden it in some ways it makes more sense because you’re seeing it all connected together.”

Jim Gilmore is a reporter and producer of Trump’s Showdown.

Gov. Snyder creates PFAS response plan

Oct 2, 2018

The governor wants to make sure state departments and local agencies can respond to areas contaminated with PFAS chemicals as quickly as possible. The industrial chemicals have been found in more than 30 locations across the state. Governor Rick Snyder issued a directive today It calls on state departments and agencies to create a readiness and response plan. I

  

The city of Grand Rapids welcomed its new city manager to town this week as Mark Washington’s tenure officially began Monday. Originally from Texas, Washington served as Austin's assistant city manager with a total of 23 years of public service on his resume. His first day on the job Monday in Grand Rapids comes after an exhaustive search by the Grand Rapids City Commission for a new city manager that lasted months and included multiple candidates.

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Tuesday, October 2nd @ 9:00 on WGVU Public Television, PBS FRONTLINE kicks of its 2018 season with Trump’s Showdown revealing how an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has grown to threaten Donald Trump’s presidency.

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