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LANSING - If history, endorsements and a multimillion-dollar campaign mean
anything, a plan to borrow $675 million to improve Michigan's environment
should be a slam-dunk. 

KALAMAZOO - People who routinely eat fish caught in the Kalamazoo River
downstream from Kalamazoo have higher concentrations of PCBs and the DDT
break-down product DDE in their blood than those who don't, a survey of
1,000-plus anglers has found.

ANN ARBOR - The $10,000 allocation each by Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County and
Scio Township to combat Pall-Gelman Sciences's bid for lenient standards for
cleanup of contaminated groundwater is illegal, the firm's attorney says.

MUNDY TWP. - There is no guarantee that yard waste and its stench will not be
coming back to a township landfill after its composting operation ends Dec.

Carrollton Township sees a future in its past.
Like a growing number of communities across Michigan, the community bordering
Saginaw is joining the ranks of those that have created a Brownfield
Redevelopment District covering the entire township.

   Farmland preservation is among the issues addressed in the race for the
100th state House district, which comprises Lake, Mecosta and Newaygo

Bangor will study wastewater system.