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Articles for week of Friday, October 8,
- QUITSMOKING --
The state’s Community Health Department is offering free
patches, gum and moral support to uninsured smokers who’d
like to quit. The two-month program is free. The goal is to
reduce tobacco-related illness. By Amanda Wrenn. FOR STURGIS,
HILLSDALE, SOUTH BEND, THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN CITIZEN, OAKLAND,
MACOMB & ALL POINTS.
Bill proposed by Sen. Alan Cropsey to allow non-citizens
to practice law in Michigan has the support of the Senate
Judiciary Committee and the State Bar. By Jonathan Malavolti.
FOR GRAND RAPIDS, GREENVILLE, MICHIGAN CITIZEN, LANSING & ALL
-- High gas prices and the Internet are hurting antiques dealers
in Southwest Michigan. There are fewer tourists stopping
by and more people going on line to shop for antiques. By
Greg Migliore. FOR THREE RIVERS, SOUTH BEND, GRAND RAPIDS & ALL
-- State soybean growers are expected to benefit from a proposal
to require 2 percent biodiesel content in diesel fuel sold
in Michigan. Soybeans are the main ingredient in biodiesel.
By Zachary M. Peterson. FOR GRAND RAPIDS, TRAVERSE CITY,
HOLLAND, SOUTH BEND, THREE RIVERS, LAPEER, BAD AXE, ALPENA,
MIDLAND, HILLSDALE, STURGIS, LANSING, GREENVILLE & ALL
-- It’s been 25 years since Michigan updated its guidelines
and plans for off-road vehicles (ORVs). Hearings on proposals
for change will be held in Lansing, Grayling and Marquette. By
Brian Foley. FOR LUDINGTON, MANISTEE, PETOSKEY, LANSING, GRAYLING,
MARQUETTE, HOLLAND & ALL POINTS.
-- Snags in the Army Corps of Engineers permit process are keeping
some applicants from their plans to remove submerged logs
from the Great Lakes. By Marc R. Rehmann. FOR PETOSKEY, BAD
AXE, LEELANAU, MONROE, TRAVERSE CITY, ALPENA, MARQUETTE,
LUDINGTON, HOLLAND, MANISTEE, MIDLAND & ALL POINTS.
-- Organizations interested in solving problems related to watershed
management and water quality may benefit from a bill working
its way through the Legislature. By Aaron Foley. FOR THREE
RIVERS, STURGIS, MONROE, MARQUETTE, LEELANAU, HILLSDALE,
SOUTH BEND TRAVERSE CITY, HOLLAND, C&G, OAKLAND, MACOMB & ALL
-- Running back Gary Fant II is a winning player on a losing
high school team. His father, who was a winning runner for
Olivet College, inspired the Lansing Eastern senior. By Brandon
Cleaver. FOR ALL POINTS (ALREADY MOVED FOR LANSING).
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