Some "light" reading
Front Page, week of March 19, 20022
I’m afraid this week is relatively light in content again. In the midst of my personal life being shaken up, I’ve been focusing more on the “behind-the-scenes” work rather than reporting. In the background, I’ve been working with our lawyers both on finishing our incorporation and filing for tax-exempt status and creating a freelance agreement that can be used when working with students and others.
It isn’t the most interesting or exciting work, but it’s the foundation for what’s to come.
That said, I really hope you’ll consider reading The Inside Scoop this week.
The Inside Scoop (this week from Catherine Paavola)
Catherine is a former board member of Copper Country Community Health, a source for my recent series on mental/brain health, and an all-around lovely person. In this letter to the editor, she explains some of the difficulties she and her husband have faced while trying to care for their adult son, who suffers from a brain illness.
The Inside Scoop, Copper Beacon’s editorial page, is almost always behind a paywall (largely to prevent trolls in the comments section), but I hope those of you who haven’t will consider subscribing for a month ($7) to read this heartfelt plea for a change in laws that would assist her as she tries to care for her family.
By the time I heard about it Sunday morning, other local outlets had really done all the necessary reporting on the explosion and fire that happened last Sunday morning. The fire was all-but out and TV6 was reporting that the residents were being assisted.
However, one of the interns currently working on a story for Copper Beacon snagged a few photos, including from their drone, of the fire and site. If you’re looking for an overhead view of the wholly destroyed building, look no further.
Updated for March 19, 2022
World Water Day is coming up this week!
Other News (aggregated, not sponsored)
//Click on the headlines to read the full story.
“Following a Freedom of Information Act request, more details are coming to light surrounding the arrest of Houghton County Undersheriff Kevin Coppo.”
The Associated Press
Congress did not boost their own salaries, the Green New Deal is not capable of impacting gas prices (yet), Pfizer’s stock is still listed, and more.
David Eggert, Associated Press
“The veto, which was expected, may prompt negotiations between GOP legislative leaders and the Democratic governor, who has called for more targeted tax breaks for retirees and lower-wage workers.”
Chis Davis, MTU Lode
“Following a diving operation in the canal, the AT&T service cables have been located, allowing for the work on the new pier to continue.”
Cat Madish, MTU Lode
“AFSCME members spoke of staffing issues, unfair wages, gender inequalities, and mismanagement.”