Election calendar information, city council coverage, and good news for Copper Beacon
Front Page, Week of Jan. 22, 2022
A look at Michigan's 2022 election calendar with County Clerk Jennifer Kelly
A short podcast with information for voters and candidates about upcoming dates and requirements in 2022.
Can also be heard on Spotify.
The Inside Scoop
Paid subscribers can get the “full scoop”, but here are the bullets for all our readers:
Copper Beacon is officially Copper Beacon, Inc.
“Micro-internships” are launching soon.
Hancock City Council, Jan. 19, 2022
After their first meeting of January was canceled, the Hancock City Council had a packed agenda for their meeting on Jan. 19. They received a positive audit report, a lengthy administrative report, and voted on 11 different items.
Check out my written highlights, the agenda, related documents, and a full video of the meeting here.
Calumet Village Council, Jan. 18, 2022
The Calumet Village Council met this week and moved forward with a plan to get both ballot initiatives to repeal ordinances 157 and 158, which allow the council to appoint a clerk and treasurer for the village rather than holding an election.
They also approved their new rules of procedure and set up a public hearing for their new zoning ordinance on Feb. 2.
Other News (aggregated, not sponsored)
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The Associated Press
“[The judge’s] decision is limited to Otsego County in the northern Lower Peninsula. But if appealed to a higher court by the attorney general’s office, the case could set a precedent across Michigan.”
Thomas Fournier, ABC10
With financial backing from the Portage Health Foundation, SSR has purchased a new drone, purpose-built for operations like theirs.
Ed White, Associated Press
“A Michigan professor who was suspended after making a profanity-filled video for his students is threatening to file a lawsuit if Ferris State University doesn’t quickly lift the sanction.”
Rachel Dick, The Lode
The Lode at MTU is doing some solid reporting. This story has some nuanced information about how MTU has been navigating COVID-19 this year.