Development, Art, and War
Front Page, Week of March 5, 2022
The Inside Scoop
A note from the editor
I’m going to keep putting this up here (and out from behind the paywall) until I feel like Copper Beacon has returned to some level of stability. Every day I wake up to wonder what I might find in my inbox, and I never guess correctly.
Work continues behind the scenes, and hopefully, it won’t be long before you start seeing the results here on the Front Page.
I’m working with our lawyers and the student leadership at The Lode to hammer out an agreement between us to work with their reporters and edit and share their stories. I’m also on the verge of contacting high schools about working with their English teachers and students to create local reporting there, too.
If you know (or maybe are) a local English teacher that would be interested in getting reporting experience for their students, please have them reach out to me by emailing email@example.com.
We’re also pushing forward with our application for tax-exempt status one step at a time, again with assistance from Lawyers for Reporters.
I want to thank each one of you for your continued support as Copper Beacon works through this momentous transition. While things are tough at the moment, I think this is a necessary step of Copper Beacon’s growth into the premier news source for the Keweenaw area.
Art's Corner by Miriam Pickens
Miriam walks us through her recent experience working with snow as an intermediary between dye and cloth, as well as a handful of other art show opportunities in this month’s Art’s Corner. Thanks, Miriam!
Ontonagon County's last remaining veteran of WWII
Bruce Johanson brings us this veteran’s story of working on an attack transport in the Pacific theatre of WWII. Part 1 of 2.
Study Ukraine like a U.S. Department of State official
Want to learn more about Ukraine? One of my IRE colleagues shared the link to the 2006 Department of State Self-Study Guide for Ukraine which they obtained some years ago via FOIA request. It includes basic information about the land, people, history, politics, economy, and more.
Updated for March 5, 2022
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Other News (aggregated, not sponsored)
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The Associated Press
A bucket-load of lies regarding Ukraine is spreading across the internet. Here are a handful of the big ones, debunked by your friendly reporters at the AP.
Mike Householder and John Flesher, Associated Press
I have it on good authority that MTU also took part in this “Winter Grab”.
The Associated Press
“A 15-year-old boy accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school will remain in an adult jail while awaiting trial, a judge said Tuesday, rejecting a request for his transfer to a facility for teens.”
Chris Davis, The Lode
Of the five who applied for the position, ex-Mayor Lisa McKenzie was appointed with a 5-0 vote to replace the departed councilor, Will Lytle.