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Duggan team warns against development ordinance »

"Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration on Friday expressed concern over a proposed ordinance that would require developers to commit to certain benefits for residents and city-based contractors."

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Wrecks of merchant ship, U-boat found off N.C. coast »

"— In the aptly named Graveyard of the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast, researchers have found the wrecks of a Nazi U-boat and the ship it sank during a World War II convoy."

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Snyder has $1.8M, Schauer $1.4M for final campaign push »

"Lansing — The cost of Gov. Rick Snyder's bid for a second term has surpassed what the former business executive spent in 2010 getting elected to the state's highest office."

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Wash. school gunman was homecoming prince »

"Marysville, Wash. — A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said."

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Nurses seek meeting with Snyder on Ebola readiness »

"A Michigan nurses union that expressed concern last week about the state's readiness to handle the Ebola disease has sent a letter to Gov. Rick Snyder urging him to meet with "front-line nurses" who would work directly with potential patients."

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How the government makes water problems worse »

"There’s pretty clear evidence that the wealthier people are, the more they demand a cleaner environment. This plays out internationally for sure, but also here in the U.S., where wealthier states tend to spend more on the environment."

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Editorís Note: Lame duck a fine time to raise gas tax »

"With gasoline prices poking near the $3 a gallon mark — and lower in some places — state policy makers should exploit the opportunity to raise the fuel tax."

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For the Legislature, from Oakland County »

"Residents in Oakland County face many legislative races with open seats, and thus the opportunity to elect a fresh group of lawmakers."

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Jacques: Slow down on charter school reform »

"Michigan charter schools are feeling a little picked on lately."

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Bandow: Americans donít know how good we have it »

"‘I could be arrested when I leave here,” said a journalist whom I met at the tony Marriott near Cairo’s Tahir Square. A student activist observed that he could be detained at any time."

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