Happy Labor Day weekend, from Late Edition
Front Page, Week of Sept. 4, 2021
A pretty laid-back week this week, but that doesn’t mean it was empty!
Hancock City Council, Aug. 1, 2021
The letter in question was from the office of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and included what was seen as an overreach of authority by some of the councilors.
Art’s Corner by Miriam Pickens
Miriam always packs Art’s Corner with everything she can.
Among other things this month, she talks about new classes being offered at the Finnish American Folk School this year.
A quick review of our representative's actions in the state capitol
It’s been a pretty slow summer in Lansing, which isn’t unusual. But there has been a little bit of movement to review. Things will pick up more through the fall.
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The local effort to audit the election has been suspended pending the results of a bill for a full audit submitted by state lawmakers.
And a local fellow has launched a streaming radio station, WSUP, that shows some promise of returning quality music and news programming to the Keweenaw area. Late Edition shared last week’s schedule, but here’s the schedule for this coming week.
As someone who listens to a variety of music but doesn’t want to spend a lot of time curating playlists, I’ve been enjoying the selection.
A personal and historical tale from one of our writers
Our regular contributing writer from Ontonagon, Bruce Johanson, has written this story about how he learned about Ontonagon, how he came to live there, and a boatload of the local history. He even agreed to share some photos, too!
I thought it was worth sharing because it’s good to get to know your contributing writers, and for people like me who haven’t lived in the area for three or four decades, it’s good to hear more about the local history, too.
Other News (aggregated, not sponsored)
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By Garrett Neese, Daily Mining Gazette
It’s become clear that if any attempt was made by MDOT to minimize traffic disruption during the bridge work this summer, it was bungled. We should have a brief reprieve before northbound lane closures resume.
By Maci Cosmore, Upper Michigan Source
If you’re passing nearby, get me some photos!
The Associated Press
This type of thing is happening with increased regularity (almost always at “alt-right” events), although not as frequently in Michigan. Does it concern me? Sure. Does it keep us from reporting on these kinds of events? Sometimes. Have I ever been punched in the face? Not because I’m a reporter.
By David Eggert, The Associated Press
Interestingly, they did not block the mandate for employees. There’s a nuance here, which is the rights of a student vs. the rights of an at-will employee. I don’t have much to say on it other than to point it out.