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From local happenings to national topics and global events, here is the news worth knowing for the week of Dec. 5, 2022.
Julia Reichert passes
Julia Reichert, documentary and nonfiction filmmaker and former WSU film production teacher, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1 in Hospice care.
Reichert is known for Oscar-winning “American Factory,” which details how one Chinese company reopens an abandoned General Motors plant. Readers can learn more about Reichert in the breaking story.
Division VII OHSAA Championship
The New Bremen Cardinals won the Division VII Ohio High School Athletic Association state championship on Dec. 3 against the John F. Kennedy Catholic Eagles with a score of 38-6, according to a Tweet from the Cardinals.
The Mauna Loa volcano on the island of Hawaii began erupting on Nov. 28 for the first time in 38 years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Four vents opened over the course of the next few days, and lava began to flow from the volcano. As of Dec. 1, two fissure vents remain active.
The eruption is causing disruptions to the lives of many Hawaiians. Governor David Ige issued an emergency proclamation on Nov. 28 to address anticipated concerns.
According to Ige, the eruption includes the spread of volcanic gasses and ash plume over the counties of Hawaii and Maui, as well as possible continued seismic activity.
Ige’s proclamation allows for the activation of the Major Disaster Fund, the protection of critical infrastructure, appropriate actions for emergency management and assistance in emergency response efforts.
President of the United States Joe Biden and President of France Emmanuel Macron met on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 in Washington, D.C. to discuss a variety of issues ranging from economic integrity to space travel and climate change, according to a joint statement from the White House.
“This special occasion reaffirms a relationship founded on more than two centuries of friendship, economic partnership, defense and security cooperation, and shared commitment to democratic principles, values, and institutions,” the statement reads.
According to the statement, this meeting allowed the two leaders to build on a prior joint statement established on Oct. 29, 2021 regarding security, climate change and democracy.