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Seniors crunched by rising drug costs

December 21, 2009

LANSING — The extensive research needed for government approval of new prescription drugs in American laboratories comes at a premium that can pose a problem for senior citizens.

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Report Coal plants need to be cleaner

December 21, 2009

LANSING — According to a new report by the Ann Arbor-based Environment Michigan, American power plants built before 1980 accounted for 73 percent of all carbon dioxide pollution emitted by plants, with coal operations as the primary culprits. Environment Michigan is an advocacy and research organization.

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Freight trains still pull their weight in Michigan

LANSING — The next time you're stuck watching a seemingly endless train at a railroad crossing, look at it as a down payment on your next electricity bill.

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Casinos, racetracks betting on the future

November 23, 2009

LANSING — What are the odds of the Michigan gaming industries beating the recession?

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More training help en route

LANSING — Michigan’s displaced workers caught in the whirlwind of layoffs can still land on their feet in new careers.

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Bus ridership rises, gas emissions drop

LANSING — Public transit ridership in the state increased by 6 percent last year, resulting in significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption, according to a report by Environment Michigan.

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