May 2002 News
Stupak says military appropriations bill goes too far
WASHINGTON, DC -- United States Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Menominee, tells why he voted against the $29.3 billion supplemental appropriations bill, debated in the House this past week. Stupak says the bill "went too far with unnecessary spending and ill-conceived policy provisions."
Fire Departments' Mutual Aid saves homes from forest fire
LAC LA BELLE -- Five volunteer fire departments and Department of Natural
Resources (DNR) firefighters joined forces for nearly four hours on Thursday,
May 23, to stop a forest fire caused by high winds blowing a tree against a
power line. Thanks to the firefighters' Mutual Aid agreement, their combined
resources extinguished the fire before it could reach lakeshore homes along the
Gay-Lac La Belle Road in Keweenaw County. more
State Rep. Rich Brown to
seek re-election in 110th District
BESSEMER -- Promising a positive campaign that will emphasize his solid reputation for first-class constituent service, hard work and independence,
State Rep. Rich Brown (D- Bessemer) announced on Monday, May 20, that he is seeking
re-election as a candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives in the newly-drawn 110th District.
Brown is currently serving his first term in the House of Representatives. more
Proposed Trans-Superior Cable would hit Keweenaw Peninsula
BAY, ONT. -- As part of "bold new expansion plans" announced this
spring, an electrical utilities group in Canada hopes to lay a power
transmission cable across Lake Superior from a projected petroleum coke power
plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, across a tip of Isle Royale, to the Keweenaw
Peninsula. Guest reporter Katie Alvord investigates possible impacts of the
Cdn$9 billion project. more
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