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Front Page, week of July 10, 2021
Gas and water don’t mix
Cleaning up the June 2021 Santori’s Corner gasoline spill
By Joshua Vissers, Late Edition
This podcast (a Late Edition first!) includes interviews with EPA Onsite Coordinator Brian Kelly, Aquatic Biologist Charles Kerfoot, Environmental Microbiologist Stephen Techtmann, and the incident commander & fire chief, Bill Lepisto.
Music program marches on
H-PT Schools keep music programs running during the pandemic year
By Mark Wilcox, for Late Edition
Mark Wilcox took a look at some of the non-athletic programs in the area, and how they proceeded with practices and performances during the last school year.
Politicians and corporations are leaving the table
The Inside Scoop (and a photo of my cat)
This is the supporter-only, op-ed portion of Late Edition. We’d love to have you join the conversation! And admire my cats. What’s a website without a couple of cat photos, after all?
Gas spill updates, dog park grant planning and approval, and fee adjustments for city services
Hancock City Council, July 7, 2021
The most interesting part of the meeting was probably the comments from Rick at The Tire Shop and Hancock’s Police Chief Wayne Butler, about the Santori’s Corner spill.
Village Council adopts Conflict of Interest Policy on a split vote
Ontonagon Village Council, June 28, 2021
Reported by Bruce Johanson
The Ontonagon Village Council met in a regular session on June 28. The full Council was present along with the Acting Clerk and Interim Manager, William Dupont.
South Range Independence Day Parade
Other News (aggregated, not sponsored)
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By Jesse Wiederhold, Upper Michigan Source
This story is a bit light on details, but it’s all the news I have on this right now.
By Joshua Vissers, Late Edition/Daily Mining Gazette
I know I made this video, but I’m throwing it down here because most of the reporting I did on this story was done when I worked at the Daily Mining Gazette.
By Max Steele, Rural Insights
“Some people may call it “couch surfing,” but in reality, the connotations are deeper than that. This particular type of homelessness involves people staying in a house or another domicile, such as a hotel, that is not their own for an extended period of time.”
By the Associated Press
“The issue is whether a snowmobile and a utility vehicle should be considered motor vehicles under a Michigan law. If so, governmental immunity might not apply to lawsuits alleging negligence against the Department of Natural Resources.”