Schuette provides 2016 Michigan Human Trafficking Commission Report

The 2016 Michigan Human Trafficking Commission Report was given to Michigan lawmakers yesterday. The report highlights the work completed and the ongoing work by the Commission, including the State-wide Human Trafficking Conference, Working with medical professionals to develop a training video for health care professionals to use to identify human trafficking victims, and reviewing state law and policies to make legislative recommendations. State Representative Bronna Kahle’s  House Bill 4219, legislation recommended by the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission, was also highlighted. If passed by the Senate and signed by the Governor, victims of human trafficking would have the ability to have a prostitution-related offense that they were forced to commit removed from their criminal record. “Victims of human trafficking deserve a fresh start after the terrifying ordeal they have gone through,” said Michigan Attorney Bill Schuette. “My hope is that this legislation becomes law and helps a victim set their record straight, and allows them to secure a job or continue their education.” Michigan ranks No. 2 in the country for human trafficking. 


Gus Macker accepts concession and non-profit applications

Concession applications from non-profits organizations for the 2017 Gus Macker Charity Basketball tournament are now being accepted by the Ludington & Scottville Chamber of Commerce. They are also accepting applications from charities who want to provide event volunteers and receive funding from the tournament. Completed applications are due Monday, April 24, 2017. Non-Profits to receive funding will be chosen by Gus Macker Charity Selection committee. The Committee will take into consideration the impact of the project or organization on the local community.The amount of money awarded to the designated charities or non-profit organizations will be dependent on the profitability of the overall tournament and the amount of volunteer effort provided by the charity.

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The deadline to submit an application for concession is Tuesday, April 25, 2017. For additional information on how to become a concessionaire contact the Chamber, 231.845.0324 Applications can either be downloaded from the Chamber of Commerce website,, or picked up at the Chamber office 5300 W. US 10, Ludington, MI 49431. The annual tournament is scheduled for June 17 and 18, 2017.


Huizenga holds virtual town hall

Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) will hold a Facebook Town Hall with residents of the Second District today at 6:30 PM. To participate in this event, residents are encouraged to head to Congressman Huizenga’s Facebook Page.

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Rep. Bill Huizenga at Lake County Town Hall Februrary 25th, 2017

For residents who already “like” Rep. Huizenga’s page, Facebook should send a “push notification” when the event begins.

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