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June 21, 2021 The Star Page 5 Rolette County Public Health has also worked with the International ' Peace Garden vaccinating their staff and any Canadians employed there as essential workers who were com— ing into the garden to work. The local health agency also of- fers vaccine to the inmates at Rolette County Jail. This week, RCPH will set up shop during Music on Main in Rolla. Be- tween dancing and games, those who come to the Rolla Chamber of Com- merce event can get vaccinated from 5 to 8 pm. Henderson also commented on the “rumblings” regarding the open- ing of the U.S.—Canada border. News reports on both sides of the 49th par- allel have hinted at the possibilities in recent weeks. Earlier this month, the Canadian government took a cautious first step toward easing COVID-19 border re- strictions, saying it was prepared to relax quarantine protocols for fully vaccinated citizens returning home starting in early July. Canada’s air and land borders have allowed for only essential travel since March of last year, and people returning home are required to quar- antine for 14 days. If they arrive by mer school and explained that every- thing has been going well. The school is providing two hour sessions with roughly 46 elementary students attending. “The teachers feel they have time to connect and it’s going very well,” Mitchell said. “It was an invitation for students and we have had good attendance.” V > Classes are being held for three weeks and are four days a week. The school is also welcoming around 70 students for various 21st Century activities throughout the month of June. stroy congressional power to “deter- mine that elections shall be at conven— ient and suitable times” and to “prevent corruption or undue influence.” For a Convention that was animated by the need to strengthen the authority Of the federal government in the face of theabysmal performance of The Ar- ticles of Confederation, which exalted state over national authority, the preser- vation of Congress and its ultimate au- thority to regulate “in the last resort” its own elections, plumbed the depths of the republican enterprise on which it had embarked. One measure of the founding gen— eration’s understanding of the ultimate constitutional authority wielded by Congress in the regulation of elections may be seen in the acknowledgment of it by opponents of the arrangement. Elbridge Gerry, a frarner from Mas- sachusetts, writing on October 10, 1787, under the title of “Federal Farmer,” the most prominent series of anti—Federalist papers, explained the import of the Tirrre, Place and Manner V Clause in a lawyerly and moderate tone. Congress, he said, has the power to “regulate elections. Were it omitted, the regulations of elections would be solely in the respective states.” Gerry’s concession was reiterated in various anti-Federalist tracts. Abraham Holmes, also a member of the Massa- chusetts State R‘atifying Convention, was at pains to admit that, by virtue of the Clause, the power of choosing the time and manner of “representatives is wholly at the disposal of Congress.” Luther Martin, a frarner from Mary- land who campaigned against ratifica- Vaccinations ‘(Continued from Page 1) air, they also must stay in a desig- nated hotel until they receive a nega- tive COVID-19 test. A news article last week in the Canadian newspaper, the National Post, said Monday (today) is the day the current cabinet order restricting land travel to the US. needs to be re- newed, and government officials said the next order may give dates on how a phased reopening could start. The official suggested the reopening would not begin right on June 21 it- self, but perhaps in the following weeks; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has previously said the government will start with allowing fully vaccinated travelers to cross the border. Government officials are working on various logistical issues, including how to establish a digital vaccination School (Continued from Page 1) Lastly, Superintendent Brad Nash gave a repOrt on some projects that are being worked on around the building this summer. In addition to installing several new windows, work is also being done on bath- rooms located near the kindergarten room. Nash said new flooring and stalls were being installed. Once fin- ished all the bathrooms in the school will have been updated. The school also received two new propane buses. A filing station will be installed near the bus barn this sum— mer. The busses were paid for with grant dollars. Regulate (Continued from Page 4) tion of the Constitution, agreed: the au- thority over elections is “entirely left at the mercy” of Congress. 7 Nearly 20 state legislatures, donri— nated by Republicans, have pas_se,d,,or are7¢99§iseriag,vp.a§§agapt {gliglllxfll bills that will make it much more diffi— cult for minorities to vote. The ration- ale — “securing the vote” reflects their view, demonstrably false, as we have seen, that the 2020 election was rife with significant fraud, which, in their estimation, requires reform meas- ures to protect the “integrity” of Amer- ican elections. Democrats, however, believe these measures represent an ex— ercise in voter suppression. The constitutional issue is one of great moment for our nation. Voting rights — the hallmark of American Democracy — must be preserved lest our system melt into a form of govem— ment unrecognizable in our history and law. certificate that would be accepted by border officials in other countries. Part of that includes securing agree- ments with provincial governments. Canadian business organizations ~ particularly the lobby associations for the tourism, hotel, transportation and other related industries — have been especially vocal in demanding _more clarity on when border meas- ures will be relaxed, given the fast— rising vaccination numbers and steeply falling case counts. . Business groups have also been pointing to the report last month by the federal govemment’s COVID- 19 Testing and Screening Expert Advi- sory Panel, which recommended ad- justing border measures to allow fully vaccinated people to travel without a quarantine requirement as Finding discounted ‘ high-speed services Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know where I can find cheaper high—speed internet services for my home? I’m 70—years old and live strictly on my Social Security and would like to find something faster and less expensive than I cur— rently have. ‘ Surfing Susan Dear Susan, There are actually two new re— sources available today that can help you save money on your home inter- net services, but what’s available to you will depend on your income level and where you live. Here’s where to begin. Internet Discounts Depending on your financial situ- ation, a good first step to reducing your home internet costs is through the new Emergency Broadband Ben— efit (EBB) program. This is a tempo- rary federal benefit that provides a discount of up to $50 per month to- long as they had proof of vaccination; 1 wards broadband service for eligible In other news, the school board took a pass on any sports co-op talk at last week’s regular meeting. The board’s co-op committee, consisting of Janelle Camahan and Brett McCloud, met with their coun— terparts from Rolette a few weeks prior to the regular meeting last Tues- day but nothing in regards to the co— op was disCussed by the full board. Discussions about combining the volleyball and basketball teams have been ongoing. The topic could be discussed by the full Rolette School Board, which is set to meet today (Monday). Readers may quarrel over the issue of whether the “For the People Act” is politically wise or desirable from a pol— icy standpoint or whether it satisfies the needs of our democracy. 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