New Year, New News
Front Page, week of Dec. 31, 2022
Last update for 2022!
As always, I’ve got some things in the works for Copper Beacon in 2023, but I’m going to play my cards close to my vest because I’m not sure how those cards are going to fall.
Happy New Year, everyone. I hope 2023 is the best year we can imagine.
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The Houghton County Board of Commissioners has finalized purchase of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church (FALC) property on Sharon Avenue. The purchase price was $1.2 million, which will come from the $6.8 million that the county received from the American Rescue Plan Act, according to County Commissioner…
Truth as a defense against charges of libel
Andrew Hamilton made an entrance at John Peter Zenger’s trial.
The courtroom was crowded with people who saw the case as a bellwether of colonial liberty. Zenger’s press had continued to run in his absence, published by his wife, Anna Catharina Zenger, the first woman to publish a newspaper in America. The newspaper generated a lot of public support for Zenger…
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Joey Cappelletti and Corey Williams, Associated Press
A Delaware trucker described as an architect of the conspiracy to kidnap Michigan’s governor was sentenced Wednesday to more than 19 years in prison — the longest term yet given to anyone convicted in the plot.
The Associated Press
THE FACTS: The flu and the coronavirus are distinct viruses, and the product in a photo circulating on social media tests separately for each. U.S. COVID-19 cases have again spiked in tandem with influenza. But in recent days, some social media users have pointed to a photo of an at-home test kit that can detect influenza A and B and COVID-19, incorrectly suggesting it shows that the coronavirus pandemic is just another wave of seasonal flu.
Joey Cappelletti and Sara Burnett, Associated Press
Democrats will be in charge of Michigan’s state government for the first time in nearly 40 years come January, raising progressive hopes of undoing decades of Republican-backed measures and advancing an agenda that includes restrictions on guns and help for the working poor.