Gas, war, education, and mental health
Front Page, Week of March 12, 2022
Expensive gas — too high a cost for Ukrainian sovereignty?
I was going to write something longer for the Inside Scoop, but it occurred to me that I could really sum up my feelings on high gas prices quite quickly.
If paying a few extra bucks at the pump is all it costs me, as an American, to put someone like Vladimir Putin in his place, I’m happy to do it. It could be costing us much, much more. (see “Last Man Standing” below)
And that’s all I really have to add to that conversation right now.
What's happening at Copper Island Academy?
I finally made it up to Copper Island Academy to have a look around and speak with their administrators, Nora Laho and Steve Aho. Have a look at what I turned up.
Ontonagon County's last remaining veteran of WWII (Part 2)
Smith went on; “I was on a destroyer, a destroyer escort, and then was transferred to a new destroyer…there was equipment I had never seen. We were given only a few days to learn how to operate things…
Now featuring events from RiseUP marking women’s suffrage.
The Mental Health Support Group of the Keweenaw Area recorded their talk with Sheriff Joshua Saaranen on Wednesday and are presenting it for the public’s view. Thanks for the extra effort!
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Taylor Rains and Gabrielle Bienasz, Business Insider
United and partner Skywest have signaled their discontinuation of air service to 29 cities this summer, Houghton’s airport among them.
“Barry Mehler said his free speech rights were violated when he was barred from teaching history at Ferris State University while the school investigates his actions. But U.S. District Judge Jane Beckering turned down a request for a preliminary injunction, according to the online case file.”
Michele Bourdieu, Keweenaw Now
“…more than 50 concerned citizens demonstrated their support for Ukraine by walking across the Portage Lift Bridge and back -- many carrying the blue and yellow Ukrainian flag or signs in support of Ukraine's struggle against Russian President Putin's aggressive war.”
Thomas Fournier, ABC10UP
Sgt. Jon Giachino will step in for Undersheriff Kevin Coppo, who has taken a leave of absence. Sheriff Joshua Saaranen confirmed this afternoon that Coppo was involved in an incident that is under investigation in Grand Traverse County.
David Eggert, Associated Press
“The Democratic governor has instead called on Congress to pause the federal 18-cents-a-gallon gas tax and 24-cent diesel tax.”