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Whitmer, Peters Visiting UP Today

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and US Senator Gary Peters will both be in the Upper Peninsula Friday, making separate stops in the central UP.

Whitmer will be visiting Marquette as part of her Home for Opportunity Tour where she will meet with business and university leaders at Northern Michigan University.

The Governor will discuss her plans to address closing the skills gap and fixing Michigan’s crumbling infrastructure, along with some of the other challenges facing the state.

Friday evening, Whitmer will attend the opening ceremonies of the UP 200 Sled Dog Race.

Senator Peters will visit the Upper Great Lakes Sawyer Family Health Center this morning.

The Upper Great Lakes Family Heath Center, which is a member of the Marquette County Opioid Task Force, is working to improve the culture of care by expanding training to their health care professionals across their nine locations in the Upper Peninsula.

While there, Peters will tour the facility and see firsthand efforts underway that provide a variety of care services to the community, including combating the opioid crisis.

He will also discuss provisions he authored to expand access to opioid addiction treatment for young adults that were recently signed into law.

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