Birds, wind turbines, boats, invasive species, and pandemic care for those who need mental support
Front Page, Week of August 21, 2021
Experienced bird watcher talks danger to raptors, bats from proposed wind turbines
I recorded an entire presentation and meeting of the Guardians of the Keweenaw Ridge, a group that opposes industrial wind turbines being built in the Keweenaw Area.
They hosted Joseph Youngman, who’s quite experienced at birding, especially raptors like hawks and eagles, to speak about why turbines in this location are especially dangerous for raptors.
In short, their migration patterns concentrate them in this area, which could mean higher death rates caused by turbines if they’re built here.
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KISMA's boat wash outreach events
Students work to stop aquatic hitchhikers from ruining your favorite fishing spot
More information from KISMA: https://www.mtu.edu/kisma/
Leaders answer the tough questions
The Inside Scoop (no photo of my cat this week)
The Inside Scoop is the paid portion of Late Edition.
This week you can read some of my thoughts about U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman.
Pandemic safety procedures leave some Keweenaw Area mental health patients feeling abandoned
Teletherapy is popular among many of CCMH's patients, but not all of them find it adequate
Part 4 of the ongoing mental health and support series!
Fireworks permitted, regretful resignations accepted, and city manager rated exceedingly well
Hancock City Council, Aug. 18, 2021
Nothing terribly new or exciting in Hancock this week, but I recorded the meeting and shared some documents, all the same. Check out the details here.
Other News (aggregated, not sponsored)
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By Lily Simmons, Upper Michigan Source
The demonstration was part of an ongoing battle between the union and university administration over faculty contracts.
By David Eggert, Associated Press
“Michigan’s top doctor said Wednesday she told Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state health director that reinstituting a mask requirement in K-12 schools would likely lessen the spread of COVID-19, but she added there are other factors at play.”
By The Associated Press
These photos are powerful, and offer intense insight into what Afghanistan has been like the last two decades. Here’s a taste of two of them. A gentle warning: Some of the images show violence.
By The Associated Press
As seems to be the “new normal”, social media is full of falsehoods. Make sure you’re not suckered in by them.