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Sept. 11, 2009 -- Week 1
To: CNS Editors
From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf
THANKS, CNS EDITORS: Since 1981, Capital News Service has been supplying our member subscribers with coverage of state government, politics and public policy and training future journalists to cover issues of importance to the public. We know these are tough economic times for our members—newspapers and online news outlets alike—and the MSU School of Journalism and our student correspondents greatly appreciate your continued guidance and support.
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DREDGING: The Army Corps of Engineers has earmarked more than $41 million in federal stimulus money for Great Lakes area projects. Beneficiaries include projects at Grand Haven, Petoskey, Harbor Beach, Holland, the Inland Route, Ludington, the U.P.’s Little Lake Harbor, the Saginaw River, St. Joseph, Saugatuck and the Ecorse River in Downriver Detroit. But the Great Lakes shipping industry complains that the region should have gotten more and is angry that there’s no money to build a new Soo Lock. By Matt Cimitile. FOR HOLLAND, LUDINGTON, SOUTH BEND, PETOSKEY, TRAVERSE CITY, MARQUETTE, MACOMB, ALPENA & ALL POINTS.
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