'Life After the Deck' scheduled, FOIA updates, remembering 9/11, and more
Front Page, week of Sept. 11, 2021
Houghton City Council, Sept. 8, 2021
Houghton City Council has set the date for beginning their public engagement on what will replace the lakeshore parking deck. The meeting will be on Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m., but a location has yet to be determined.
The meeting also included a proposal for a new, winter triathlon, updates on construction around the city, the one-year renewal of Waste Management’s trash removal contract, and the setting of a public hearing for a grant toward a new police patrol vehicle.
The Inside Scoop
The Inside Scoop is the portion of Late Edition that I reserve for paying subscribers. While I give the majority of my work away freely, I feel like those who support Late Edition’s work deserve a little something extra in return.
Inside you can find extra information that isn’t included in my regular stories, opinion and editorial articles, personal stories, updates on the nonprofit founding, and the occasional photo of one of my two cats (although not usually all of these at once).
I didn’t get this little gif done in time for this week’s Scoop, so I’ll share it here as a teaser for the future.
Written by Bruce Johanson
The second part of Bruce’s story about coming to Ontonagon as a young adult. If you missed Part One, there’s a link at the top of Part Two. Part One was about discovering Ontonagon, in Part Two, Bruce and his wife make the move and he starts his job at the school.
Other News (aggregated, not sponsored)
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By Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press
I was a freshman in high school in 2001 and learned about the attacks somewhat ironically during my American History class. These photos are powerful, but I’ll never forget seeing the images on the TV throughout that school day, and the mixed reaction from the teachers. Some allowed the day to be overwhelmed with the news, while others stubbornly tried to continue teaching.
I think the legacy of 9/11 continues to change, most recently in the wake of the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan. But whatever the legacy is, it’s important to me that we memorialize this day.
By David Eggert, The Associated Press
From the story:
Michigan health and business officials on Thursday renewed their plea for people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, citing hospital workforce shortages, unnecessary deaths and concerns that end-of-summer travel and the return to school could fuel a surge in cases.
By Elizabeth Peterson, Upper Michigan Source
Some good reporting and interesting videos are included in this story.
By Jesse Wiederhold, Upper Michigan Source
It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like most of the repairs following the 2018 Father’s Day Flood are finally being completed.
By Andrew LaCombe, Upper Michigan Source
This is a solid story with a good interview with Gar Atchison.
If you want to see the pandemic’s end, get vaccinated.