Front Page, week of July 9, 2022
I’m really happy to share this story with you this week! It was written by two writers working with AP Style for the very first time. Erin and Connor contacted me wanting to publish an article about European frog-bit, and invasive species (read their article for more on that). They submitted a draft that, while well-sourced, was not in the style typically used by reporters.
To make a long story short, they worked with me for weeks to get the article into AP Style, and collect the images used in the story.
This is the style and quality of writing I hope to be able to present regularly to Copper Beacon’s audience.
This week, I paid to expedite the paperwork I’ve been waiting for, after finding out it would likely be months more of waiting if I didn’t. We really are getting closer to getting through this transitional period in Copper Beacon’s growth.
Thanks for all your support!
Avoid bringing this harmful species to the Keweenaw area
“European frog-bit may act as an aquatic hitchhiker, so boaters, anglers, and hunters can unintentionally contribute to its spread…”
Editor’s note: One thing I’d like to quickly add to the conversation of invasive species is the difference between an invasive species and an exotic species.
Not every species from outside the area is considered invasive. If it “plays nice” with the local ecology, or is unlikely to reproduce here, it probably isn’t invasive, simply exotic.
Pediaa has a short article with a nice graphic in it that fully explains the difference if you want to know more.
Other News (aggregated, not sponsored)
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Colin Jackson, TV6
I always seem to miss this, but luckily the other outlets have it covered. And I already got some local berries last week!
The identity of the man who died in has been released. Forty-eight-year-old Jason Tuoriniemi of Mohawk was killed in the incident. Arrangements are being handled by the Erickson-Crowley Funeral Home.
Spectacle in Michigan race threatens GOP’s bid for governor
Brian Slodysko, Sara Burnett and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press
In one of the most politically consequential states in the U.S., the Republican primary for governor is shaping up as a battle of whose personal baggage is the least disqualifying. In an otherwise favorable election year for Republicans, the spectacle surrounding the Aug. 2 contest could hobble the party’s effort to defeat Democratic incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the fall.