Government turnover continues, Ontonagon faces state scrutiny, Mary Lou Mooney remembered
The Front Page, Week of Nov. 6, 2021
Hancock City Council, Nov. 3, 2021
At the end of a relatively brief meeting, Councilor John Haeussler expressed his frustration at the evident intent of the state legislature to override all the local ordinances concerning short-term rentals, also known as Airbnbs.
Calumet Village Council, Nov. 3, 2021 (Special Meeting)
During a barely 15-minute long meeting—which was called to approve the purchase of a grapple fork from Luce County before they returned it to auction—the president of the Calumet Village Council announced his impending resignation. He’s selling his house and moving to Marquette.
Art's Corner by Miriam Pickens
In this week’s “Art’s Corner”, Miriam remembers recently-passed nun, artist, and volunteer Mary Lou Mooney, as well as noting some upcoming art exhibits.
Advisor tells council finding a solution is paramount, State Treasury takes issue
Bruce Johanson reporting
Ontonagon Village can’t seem to catch a break, with the State of Michigan’s Treasury Department now putting pressure on them to balance their books, and quickly.
If you missed the story about Project Lifesaver a couple of weeks ago, you can check it out by clicking the title or the “Read more” button below.
Friday, the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office announced that enrollment for Project Lifesaver is now open. To start the enrollment process, you can email Sheriff Josh Saaranen at firstname.lastname@example.org, Detective Charlie Klein at email@example.com, or complete the online interest form on the Portage Health Foundation information website. Or you can call the Houghton County Sheriff’s office at (906)482-0055.
The Inside Scoop (and a photo of my cat)
There are a lot of people out there who are angry with the government.
That’s not a stunning, newsflash of a statement, I know. But I’ve talked to a lot of people about a variety of frustrations (a lot more than I’ve written about), and often it seems to loop back to a central idea…
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Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press
A new pill to treat COVID-19 looks very promising. However, treating and preventing a disease are two very different things, and this doesn’t bode particularly well for vaccinations. Local infection rates still remain high when compared to available hospital beds.
David Eggert, The Associated Press
“Michigan will no longer apply the 6% sales tax to tampons and other menstrual products under bipartisan legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.” Sen. Ed McBroom voted against the measure, calling it another “carveout”.
David Eggert, The Associated Press
“All insured Michigan drivers will be getting refunds due to a $5 billion surplus in a fund that reimburses insurers medical and other costs for people seriously injured in crashes.”
The Associated Press
This is big news for some people. Imagine if your driver’s license was wrong, and the government agency refused to believe you. What a relief it must be to have some validation. And as someone whose driver’s license has been—perfect isn’t right (that photo!), but as right as anybody’s, really—I don’t really feel like this costs us anything important.