This week on Points North, learn about how one northern Michigan county tackled school safety by putting police officers in their schools. Plus, head out to Lake Leelanau to watch ice boaters enjoy the final days of the season.
After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last year, a committee in Benzie County got together to talk about what they could do to increase school safety. Their solution: cops in schools. They proposed a millage to pay for two cops in each school district in the county, and voters passed it in November. But it’s what happened after the millage passed that left some residents frustrated.
Senator Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington) says there isn’t a clear link between deer baiting and the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease. Earlier this week, he introduced a bill that would reverse the current ban on deer baiting in Michigan.
There’s a group of dedicated ice boaters in northern Michigan, and they’re still out there sailing at rapid speeds across the ice. David Hill learned from his father, now he hopes to pass it on to his kids.
In a future episode of Points North, you’ll hear about a citizen-led initiative to get marijuana businesses in a small town in northern Michigan. But they’re fighting the majority of the local government that doesn’t support it.
That got us thinking, do you feel represented by your local government? If not, what do you do about it? How do you get involved in your community?
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