The Daily Populous

Monday March 28th, 2022 morning edition

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MARQUETTE, Mich. – An Upper Peninsula city is closing a portion of a road to vehicular traffic every night to protect migrating salamanders.

The city of Marquette is closing a portion of Peter White Drive in Presque Isle Park from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily until April 15 or until the migration is completed, the city announced.

Road barricades will be placed and removed daily to prevent vehicular traffic in the migration area.

In 2018, former Northern Michigan University student Eli Bieri noticed vehicles were killing hundreds of migrating salamanders, who were traveling from the park interior to their breeding ponds.

Concerned over their mortality, Bieri was instrumental in getting the city to close part of Peter White Drive during the migration season.

Henry said the city first closed the road in 2020, and as a result, had only three confirmed mortalities that year. »

Mudhol woman held following complaint by activist

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The Bagalkot district police have arrested Kuthma Sheikh, 25, a resident of Mudhol following a complaint by an individual that she was wishing people on Pakistan’s Republic Day.

She posted a WhatsApp status on March 23, Pakistan’s Republic Day, in Urdu and it read: “May God bless every nation with peace, unity and harmony”.

“Her post could be interpreted as if it was meant to commemorate the Pakistan’s Republic Day. »

Congressman Schiff Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

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Congressman Schiff Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United.

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, and once again allow for reasonable restrictions on corporate campaign contributions and other spending.

"With Big Money swamping our elections and distorting policymaking, the American people are united in their desire for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and related decisions. »