The Miner's Revenge race, Bridges Out of Poverty launch, and rezoning passes the city council
Front Page, week of July 17, 2021
Miner's Revenge trails faster than ever
Dry conditions unusual for the literally (partially) underground mountain bike race
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PHF launches local Bridges Out of Poverty initiative
Community leaders met to learn about what —beyond money —those living in generational poverty need to succeed
By Joshua Vissers
This week, community leaders from a wide swath of sectors met to learn more about living in generational poverty from an expert, Treasure McKenzie. McKenzie knows about poverty not only because she’s the director of Bridges Out of Poverty, a program by aha! Process, Inc. that works to reduce the social costs of poverty by creating a common language between different sectors of the community, she also grew up in generational poverty herself.
Rezoning on Canal Road approved by Houghton City Council
By Joshua Vissers
At their regular meeting this week, the Houghton City Council approved new zoning for a controversial piece of land along Canal Road, received updates on construction and a new triathlon, and heard the story of a tortoise rescue.
The Inside Scoop
A brief hiatus, nonprofit update, a photo of my cat
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SNAP for veterans, DNR trail repair progress, August millage renewals, and more
Houghton County Board, July 13, 2021
Houghton County’s board meeting for July wasn’t entirely uneventful, but the board didn’t pass much beyond a resolution of support for the UP Area Agency on Aging’s implementation plan, and an appropriations bill for the MSU Extension.
A newly-formed nonprofit seeking to block the development of wind turbines in Stanton and Adams Township announced a meeting at South Range Elementary on July 22 at 6:30 p.m..
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People lying on the internet has really always been normal, but the lies they tell now are far more impactful. Make sure you’re not one of those fooled and make sure to warn anyone you know sharing these bits of popular misinformation.
By Heather Hollingsworth and Josh Funk, Associated Press
“The COVID-19 curve in the U.S. is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three weeks, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates and Fourth of July gatherings.”
By Joshua Vissers, Late Edition
Just thought I’d drop this in here in case you haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet.
By Ed White, Associated Press
“A federal judge considering whether to order sanctions against some of former President Donald Trump’s lawyers spent hours Monday drilling deeply into details about an unsuccessful lawsuit that challenged Michigan’s 2020 election results.”
By Jesse Wiederhold, Upper Michigan Source
Get ready for officers in bike shorts along the Portage Canal!