Week of April 30, 2022
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by Davi Sprague
Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action (KYCA) organized a demonstration against the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline which stretches nearly the full length of both of Michigan's peninsulas citing the age of the pipeline as well as Enbridge's history of oil spills. KYCA also was petitioning an expansion of the energy cap on community solar which limits how much energy can be sold back to the grid as a better way to secure the U.P.'s energy future.
Tuesday, May 3
Local elections are taking place in Schoolcraft Township, Spurr Township, Calumet Village, and the City of Houghton.
Calumet elections will be occurring in the village council chambers from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.. The vote concerns a ballot initiative concerning the selection of village treasurer. Please contact Calumet Township for more information at (906) 337-2410 Ext. 3. The Village of Calumet Administrative Office will be closed on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022. Normal Business hours will be resumed on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
The purpose of Houghton’s election is to elect one member to the Houghton City Council to fill an unexpired term. Voter information is available on the city’s website. Todd Vandyke of Keweenaw Report has interviewed each of the candidates for Copper Country Today.
More voter information can be found at www.vote411.org.
Other News (aggregated, not sponsored)
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David Eggert, Associated Press
“The Michigan Democratic Party said Wednesday it challenged three top Republican gubernatorial candidates’ nominating petitions, alleging forged signatures and other issues that could keep them from qualifying for the GOP primary.”
Vinny La Via, TV6
“It’s known as the Health, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or H-STEM, Complex. The idea for the project began in 2019.”
Tikkanen takes on the role after the sudden passing of former Chairperson Albert Koskela.
The story includes some helpful maps of the planned detours.