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Senator Peters hosts community meeting

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Michigan Senator Gary Peters had a chance to answer questions from some of his constituents on Saturday.

Peters held a community meeting in Scholars Hall at Northwestern Michigan College.

He took questions from a few dozen members of the public about international trade, voting security, health care access and Line 5.

Traverse City resident Russ Knopp came to thank Peters for his vote to increase the budget for Alzheimer's research.

"We only have two senators in this whole state of Michigan," Knopp noted. "When one comes to town and you have an opportunity to talk to them, thank them for what they've done, or ask them questions about issues that are important, you gotta take the opportunity to do that. Obviously he knows it's important, because this is where you get to know what people are really feeling, what they're really thankful for and what they're really concerned about."

Peters also said he would contest President Trump's Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

The senator is in town for Monday's field hearing on pipeline safety in the Straits of Mackinac.

We have a full breakdown of what's to happen during that hearing here.

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