Staff is developing an Art Enrichment Program for the fall. Artists and teachers are working on lessons and projects to take place at Hotplate’s two locations, as well as some classes that can be offered virtually. As families continue to work through possible learning changes due to COVID-19, the hope is this program could help fill possible art educational gaps.
Michigan previously approved the additional food assistance for March through July – and now that is being extended for the month of August with approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says just over 2.5 million people voted in this August primary, with 1.6 million voters casting their ballot through the mail, making this the highest number of absentee ballots ever casted in Michigan’s history.
An executive order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer outlines required protections at these facilities, safeguarding the health and safety of residents and employees. These include mask mandates, visitor restrictions and required communication of positive cases. Willful violations of these orders are a criminal offense, which carries a penalty of 90 days in jail and a $500 fine for each offense.
From 10 a.m. - noon, cans and plastic bottles will be collected at the Lions Lakeside Park in Marquette. It will be a drive through style event, with volunteers unloading the cans and bottles from cars to limit possible exposure to COVID-19. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Lions Club Worldwide Initiatives and local organizations, including Bay Cliff Health Camp and the Salvation Army.
Contaminated 'pre-rolls' were sold in retails outlets across the state, including at The Fire Station in Negaunee. The processor, out of Bay City, had its license suspended pending further investigation.
During a February 2020 day, consultants gathered occupancy data of nearly 1,600 parking spaces. At the 10 a.m. peak of parking necessity, only 44 percent of the parking inventory was used. An online survey of Houghton residents administered as part of the study found that 90 percent of respondents could find a parking spot less than two blocks away from their destination.