U.S. Steel’s Midwest Plant in Portage, Indiana. (Galina Ovtcharova & Alexei Ovtcharov/Fotki) For the second time in two weeks a Northwest Indiana steel company has dumped toxins into a Lake Michigan tributary. U.S. Steel has reported a discharge of oil Tuesday into the Burns Waterway.
Latest update from Outcider FestivalWe've stepped the food catering up a gear for Outcider Festival 2019, with a commitment to variety and quality for you hungry festival goers! Vegans, vegetarians, carnivores and all shades in between will be kept fed throughout the weekend by 4 catering outlets, all offering something slightly different. Offering the finest in wood-fired pizza will be Ethic Street Pizza. Hand made to order and totally delicious!
This week, after thoughtful consideration, I have withdrawn my support for House Bill 72, a bill that would make Black History Month permanent in Alaska. As the only African-American in the Alaska House of Representatives, I want you to understand why I felt compelled to do this. February is Black History Month in the U.S. Since 1976, every U.S. president has acknowledged the contributions of African-Americans to the fabric of our nation.