Refusing to dig a pipeline is burying Michigan’s economy

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is already backtracking on campaign promises to improve Michigan’s infrastructure and create jobs. On her first day in office, she took preliminary steps to block a major infrastructure project – the upgrade of the Line 5 crude oil and natural gas pipelines that provide residents of the Upper Peninsula with fuel for …

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Michigan community in shock after 3 teenagers suicides in past eight months

A small rural Michigan community is in shock after three teenagers kill themselves in the past eight months. (iStock) A small rural Michigan village is in shock after three local teenagers kill themselves in the past eight months. Earlier this month, Shealynn Pobuda, 14, of Kingsley, committed suicide, the Detroit Free Press reported. His death …

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Michigan community mourns loss of Abbas family, week after fatal shipwreck

A week after a shipwreck on I-75 in Lexington killed a Michigan family, community members from Northville and Dearborn have come together again. Relatives packed the Islamic Center in Dearborn, Michigan on Sunday evening. Many in attendance spent last Sunday evening in the same location, as news of the fatal wreck reached family and friends …

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Declining hunting and fishing licenses could hurt Michigan economy, reports say

LANSING – Fewer Michiganders hunt and fish each year as baby boomers age, a trend that could strain the state’s economy and its efforts to protect wildlife. That’s according to a group of lawmakers, conservationists and business representatives who have urged the legislature to attract a younger and more diverse generation to the outside. Lawmakers …

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Michigan’s economy is poised to break a job growth record

ANN ARBOR—Michigan’s economy, with nine years of uninterrupted job growth from the third quarter of 2009 through the third quarter of 2018, is on the verge of the longest streak of job growth since the era of the World War II, according to economic forecasters from the University of Michigan say. The current streak of …

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West Michigan Community College makes small change to early prayer policies

The Muskegon Community College board of trustees voted unanimously on Wednesday to continue its tradition of graduation invocation, but only to the extent permitted by law governing church and state. The vote followed a complaint sent to the MCC by the Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists (MACRA) about the 2018 graduation prayer led by …

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What Hunting and Fishing Contribute to Michigan’s Economy

Michigan Hunting 101: What to Hunt, Where to Do It Fall hunting season is right around the corner, and Michigan offers millions of acres of public land to explore. Wochit Michigan’s deer hunting has been vital to the state’s economy and natural resource conservation efforts. But the number of hunters is decreasing at an increasing …

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Central Michigan community mobilizes against racist message

After a racist message was found scribbled on a college dormitory whiteboard in Sweeney Hall at Central Michigan University, the campus community quickly mobilized to speak out against the hate speech and add messages love and support instead. Sophomore Yasmeen Duncan from Detroit shared a photo of the ugly post on Twitter late Wednesday. Riddled …

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Reviews | Healthy workers will keep Michigan’s economy growing

February 13, 2019: AG Dana Nessel could review Michigan minimum wage and sick leave lawDecember 14, 2018: Snyder signs bills that weaken Michigan minimum wage and sick leave law My father knew that in order to flourish, a garden needs strong roots. When he opened our family’s restaurant, Jerusalem garden, in Ann Arbor in 1987, …

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7th District candidates talk about gerrymandering, tariffs and Michigan’s economy

As the midterm elections on November 6 approach, In the USA had conversations with candidates from across the state. Today we are talking to two of the candidates running in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District, the incumbent Republican candidate Tim Walberg, and his democratic opponent Gretchen Driskell. One issue where candidates differ is Proposition 2, a …

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Michigan Community Service Commission in the middle of a volunteer tour

October 24, 2018 Residents of Livingston County and others in southeast Michigan are invited to attend a listening tour hosted by the state’s premier agency on volunteering. The Michigan Community Service Commission will travel to Ann Arbor as part of its Volunteer Michigan Tour, visiting every region of the state to explore ways to expand …

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Food processors play an “important role” in the economy of West Michigan

West Michigan’s growing food processing industry continues to thrive, driven by the region’s strong agricultural supply chain, access to water, and sufficient infrastructure capacity. With some 207 establishments located in an area of ​​13 counties, the industry has adopted a gradual growth path, which builds on its heritage in the manufacturing sector and seeks to …

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Mid-Michigan Community Mourns Sudden Tragic Death of Star Athlete | New

A local community remembers a 17-year-old star athlete. Superintendent Ryan Cunningham said Carson Vincent died Sunday night from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Cunningham said Carson traveled to a shooting range with his stepfather and a family friend to practice shooting for the next hunting season. The two older men went to switch targets and at …

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Business Operations Contribute $78 Million to Michigan’s Economy – Rental Operations

Enterprise’s total workforce in Michigan grew by more than 150 people in FY17, with 1,830 employees at 150 locations today. Photo via Good Free Photos. Enterprise Holdings contributed more than $78 million to Michigan’s economy last fiscal year, the birthplace of America’s famed auto industry and the nation’s largest producer of cars and trucks. Founded …

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Report: Renewable Energy Surge Could Mean Billions to Michigan Economy

Michigan could have billions of economic impacts and tens of thousands of new jobs if its major utilities follow through on their voluntary commitments to boost renewable energy, according to a new report released Thursday by a conservative energy group. The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum report highlights the potential economic impact of utilities meeting a …

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Health of Michigan’s economy depends on auto sales and NAFTA renegotiation

Comerica Inc. Chief Economist Robert Dye sees Michigan’s economy behaving in the second half of 2018 much like the first half, growing continuously but at a significantly slower pace than in previous years. In what Dye calls a “pivotal year” for Michigan, two big factors – the decline in light vehicle sales, which will be …

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“ART FISH FUN” – How a Michigan community is getting kids to care about water – Great Lakes Now

Teaching the Great Lakes: “A Moral Responsibility” “Oakland County is the headwaters of five watersheds,” says Jim Nash, Water Resources Commissioner for Oakland County, Michigan. , the Shiawassee River, the Red River and the Huron River. We are the original source of all these waters. So if we let things get in the water here, …

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Community colleges and universities in Michigan are helping more students find ‘success’

A new report shows Michigan colleges and universities are getting a higher percentage of their students. The state’s Center for Educational Performance and Information has been monitoring student “pass” rates since 2009. Data shows that there has been a gradual improvement in graduation rates at community colleges and universities in Michigan. “We get about 71% …

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Report shows Michigan economy in 8-year depression

The American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition (AMTAC) has released a new report titled “Michigan’s Worsening Eight-Year Depression: Paying the Price for $1 Trillion in US Auto-Trade Losses” prepared by Dr. Charles W. McMillion, President and Economist in Head of MBG Information Services. The report analyzed Michigan’s economic performance and showed that Michigan’s job losses from …

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Clean mobility industry injects $18 billion into Michigan’s economy annually

LANSING, Mich., May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The clean mobility sector contributes $18.8 billion for from michigan economical and generates more $700 million in state and local tax revenue every year, according to a new economic analysis published today by Michigan Clean Fuels. The study was conducted by Public sector consultants and analyzed various economic …

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Black man fined $ 2,000 for racist graffiti that rocked Michigan’s ‘silent’ community | The independent

A black man who spray painted racist messages against African Americans at a Michigan college was fined $ 2,000 for the action, which he admitted to doing. Eddie Curlin, a 29-year-old former student at Eastern Michigan University, discovered his sentence after pleading guilty to malicious destruction of property. The incidents occurred late last year and …

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West Michigan economy continues to create jobs

Western Michigan’s economy continues to grow even as businesses begin to feel the price effects of steel and aluminum tariffs. That’s according to a report released yesterday by Brian Long, director of supply chain management research at Grand Valley State University‘s Seidman College of Business. In Long’s purchasing manager survey, the region’s business improvement index …

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Reports show minimal growth for Michigan economy

New economic reports show that Michigan’s economy is experiencing flat or minimal growth. the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, in its updated Midwest Economy Index released today, said Michigan’s economy grew slightly last month. The state saw modest growth in manufacturing, construction and services — with consumer spending flat — pushing the Chicago Fed index …

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Michigan’s economy in the Top 10? Depends on the metric you are using

Those happy with Michigan’s recovery from the Great Recession like to proclaim that we are in the Top 10 again. Governor Rick Snyder said so a few days ago during a speech at the State of the State event in the Detroit Regional Chamber. “We’re back,” an upbeat Snyder told his audience at the chamber …

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Ten Things That May Surprise You About Michigan’s Economy

Michigan is all about manufacturing, farming, and tourism, isn’t it? Think again. A close look at Michigan’s 14 metropolitan areas offers many surprises, including the growth of mining in Southeast Michigan, construction in Kalamazoo, and information technology in Ann Arbor. Here are 10 things you might not know about Michigan’s economy. Related: Michigan’s economy is …

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Michigan economy threatened by end of NAFTA, report says

A new report from rating agency Moody’s indicates that Michigan is one of the most vulnerable states if the United States withdraws from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The report indicates that Michigan, Texas, Vermont and North Dakota are most at risk of NAFTA withdrawal. According to the report, exports to NAFTA partners …

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6 industries that promise the greatest growth for Michigan’s economy

Michigan is well positioned to create jobs in six emerging industries, according to a recent report on economic opportunities in the state. “We are fortunate to play and lead in these growing areas,” said John Austin of Michigan’s economic center, an independent organization of policy and action for the State, centered on its economy. Austin …

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Michigan’s economy is still growing, but the general fund will remain essentially the same

The state got an idea Thursday of how much money it could have for the next two years. Economists gathered for the earnings estimate consensus conference on Thursday. Michigan will not see a big economic rebound in the coming years. Economists told lawmakers it was more like a slow exploration. Gabriel Ehrlich is an economic …

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Mid Michigan Community College Goes Green and Receives Grant

The Mid Green Sustainability Committee at Mid Michigan Community College recently received a $ 5,000 grant from Isabella Wind, a renewable energy project from Apex Clean Energy. The grant will be used to improve environmental and clean energy initiatives on campus. The committee is responsible for implementing environmental awareness campaigns and initiatives on all campuses. …

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West Michigan’s economy works in Miller Johnson’s favor in recruiting legal talent

VSRaig Lubben and Robert Wolford become Co-Managing Members on January 1 of the Grand Rapids-based law firm Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey PLC, succeeding outgoing Managing Member Craig Mutch. Wolford and Lubben will oversee the firm’s management and strategy, serve on the five-member management committee and continue their respective legal practices. Wolford, based in the …

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“Refuge Lansing:” Humanizing Resettled Refugees in Central Michigan Community | MSUToday

After relocating to Lansing from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo 10 years ago, Otis Ebulela said he finally felt safe. “When I don’t see any problem,” Ebulela said, “I don’t worry about war and people coming and killing someone for no reason.” The stories of refugees like Ebulela — who has worked at a …

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Refugees contribute $ 295 million a year to Michigan’s economy, study finds

Refugees in southeast Michigan contribute millions to the region’s economy each year and created an estimated 2,311 new jobs in 2016, according to the results of a study released Tuesday by researchers from Global Detroit and the ‘University of Michigan. The report claims that the economic impact and the creation of new jobs stem from …

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Nestlé Waters benefits Michigan’s economy

STAMFORD – Nestlé Waters North America’s presence in Michigan represents some 765 jobs and generates around $ 160 million annually for the state’s economy, according to a new study commissioned by the Stamford-based company amid concerns about the company’s environmental impact. Ice Mountain-branded water, which is bottled at a plant in Mecosta County, western Michigan …

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Northern Michigan community tries to stay ahead of massive contaminated plume

When I arrive at Bethany Hawkins, the first thing she does is offer me a glass of water from her well.“Our water has always been very good,” she says.But the Hawkins well might have an expiration date. It is estimated to be 675 feet from the edge of a polluted groundwater plume. A toxic legacy …

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Small birds have a big impact on Northern Michigan’s economy

LANSING — The small birds have tourists and birdwatchers flocking in large numbers to northern Michigan, a favorite nesting area for rare Kirtland warblers, which were once nearly extinct. Ilene Geiss-Wilson, executive director of the Grayling Visitors Bureau, said she made two visits to see Kirtland’s warblers in their main nesting areas east of Grayling. …

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New Study Shows FRIB Has Significant Impact on Michigan’s Economy | MSUToday

A new economic impact study shows Michigan State University’s rare isotope beam facility is expected to have a significant impact on Michigan’s economy and job creation. From construction to operations, FRIB is expected to generate accrued salaries totaling $1.7 billion and add $4.4 billion to the state’s economy. The study analyzes salary expenditures, material purchases …

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Government and heavy industry no longer dominate Michigan’s economy – Michigan Capitol Confidential

New stories Moved by medicine, education, professional services In 2006, Michigan’s top industries were government, with 672,800 jobs, and manufacturing, 657,000. That year, business and professional services accounted for 601,900 jobs, while education and health accounted for 580,600 others. A decade later, two sectors – business and professional services, and education and health services – …

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Climate change could reshape Michigan’s economy

Climate change could lead to economic shifts in Michigan, particularly in agriculture, manufacturing and energy, according to researchers studying climate change issues. But those changes — at least in the short term — will likely be shaped in part by the new Trump administration. During the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump threatened to pull the United …

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Midnight celebration unites Nike and Michigan community

Midnight celebration unites Nike and Michigan community August 1, 2016 ?? Photo gallery ?? Michigan-Nike microsite: GoBlueHailMichigan.com?? #HailMichigan: Tagboard on social networks?? A corn. A bruise. One partnership. (News.Nike.com) ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Long before the clock struck midnight Sunday night (July 31) until Monday morning, the party vibe in downtown Ann Arbor was on …

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LawnGuru hints at the direction Michigan’s economy is taking

That sounds unlikely, even ridiculous, at least to those in the “old” economy: A start-up lawn care service in Ann Arbor just got some venture capital guys to invest $1 million. But understanding why this investment makes sense will help us see where Michigan’s economy may be headed. The company is called LawnGuru and offers …

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Small businesses remain optimistic about Michigan’s economy

Michigan small business executives have a positive view of the state’s economy and expect earnings to remain flat, according to the June 2016 Michigan Future Business Index released Tuesday. Only 19% of business leaders had a pessimistic view of their profits, while more than a third said they expected an increase in profits. That’s down …

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View Michigan AD Jim Hackett’s Open Letter to the Michigan Community

Michigan Acting DA Jim Hackett’s Open Letter to the UM Community pic.twitter.com/vEMvS8a5Jd — angelica (@chengelis) October 18, 2015 It wouldn’t be hyperbole to claim that Michigan’s No. 12 improbable last-second loss to Michigan State’s No. 4 is the most heartbreaking loss in college football history. [ MORE: Best of Week 7 | Week 7 scoreboard …

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Mid Michigan Community College inducts honorary students

the daily news from Midland May 15, 2015 Pictured front row, left to right: Luke Badger (graphic design), Reed Polanco (mechanical engineering), Michele Harrington (nurses), Sarah Otto (secondary math education), Bailee Macklem (nurses), Cara Maertens (automobile) and Harmony Amon (nurse); second row, left to right: Brain Bauman (computer science and math), Amanda Brake (business and …

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Detroit News

René wisely | Special for The Detroit News The Motor City may have put the world on wheels, but the power of the pedals helps keep the state economy going. Cycling injects about $ 668 million a year into Michigan’s economy, according to a recent report from the Michigan Department of Transportation. That figure takes …

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Detroit Free Press

Rick Haglund | Deck Magazine On the surface, the numbers are dismal. According to the latest federal data, only 15% of community college students in Michigan earn a two-year associate degree in three years. About 60% of community college freshmen need remedial classes (essentially, remedial classes in subjects they should have learned in high school), …

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Troubled Times for Michigan Community Colleges

On the surface, the numbers are dismal. According to the latest federal data, only 15% of community college students in Michigan earn a two-year associate degree in three years. A full classroom at Jackson College masks the reality that statewide community college enrollment is down. (Photo by Flickr user Jackson College; used under Creative Commons …

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Mid Michigan Community College Awards Eight Full Scholarships

Mid Michigan Community College awarded competitive full scholarships to eight area high school students. Laker Distinction (LD) scholarships are offered at two award levels, with four of each being passed on. The traditional level of the scholarship provides 31 credits of tuition and fees. The LD Presidential Scholarships, the highest awards, include 62 credits (equivalent …

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Hunting and fishing boost Michigan’s economy

Fishing attracts foreign tourists to Michigan. Photo: Lindsey Jene Scalera Despite drought conditions, low water levels and an outbreak of disease in the white-tailed deer population, fishing and hunting remained a boon to Michigan’s economy in 2012. With over 1.19 million fishing licenses and over 2.39 million hunting licenses purchased from the Department of Natural …

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Moderate employment growth, led by autos – CBS Detroit

ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan’s 60th Annual Economic Outlook Conference ended Friday afternoon with relatively bright prospects for the state’s economy. UM economists George Fulton, Joan Crary and Donald Grimes predicted that the state will create nearly 50,000 jobs in 2013 and 61,000 jobs in 2014. READ MORE: 15-year-old charged as adult in …

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Michigan community rallies behind teen named in reunion court as apparent prank

AP Photo/The Detroit News, Dale G. YoungWhiney Kropp at her home in Algiers, Michigan. A Michigan community is trying to work things out after Kropp was named to a high school back court in an apparent prank. Kropp told WNEM-TV she felt betrayed after some of her classmates at Ogemaw Heights High School in West …

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Michigan economy stable, stronger – CBS Detroit

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Amid sluggish national job growth, there’s a silver lining – and it’s right here in Michigan. A May survey shows Southeast Michigan’s economy continuing a strong economic recovery, with the index above 50 — indicating a favorable economic environment — for 27 of the past 28 months, according to Wayne State University. …

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Governor Snyder believes Michigan’s economy is improving; Mitt Romney: Not so much

In this week’s edition of It’s just politics, Rick Pluta and I take a look at the politics of taking credit for a good economy. Governor Snyder says Michigan’s economy is improving, but that’s not the story Mitt Romney wants to tell. Zoe Clark: Rick, I have a great idea for this week’s show! Rick …

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Governor Rick Snyder discusses Michigan economy at town hall in Chelsea

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder was in Chelsea on Tuesday night, holding his first town hall since beating his four opponents in the GOP primary two weeks ago. Rick snyder The Ann Arbor businessman stood in front of a crowd of around 150 people crammed into the Chelsea rail depot, where he repeated the same …

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National Study Shows Global Sales Key to West Michigan Economy

Adam Bird | Grand Rapids PressWorkers assemble products at the X-Rite plant in Kentwood. For color measuring device maker X-Rite Inc., global sales are more than a slogan. The markets of Europe and Asia are indeed essential to the future of the Kentwood firm. “They represent a growing part of our business,” said Chief Financial …

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How can Michigan’s economy move if its roads are riddled with potholes?

Photo File | The Grand Rapids PressAn economic development official describes Michigan’s roads as “Third World.” The second payment in our Michigan 10.0 series explores why Michigan’s roads and bridges are in such poor condition and how to fix them. Birgit Klohs, president of Grand Rapids-based economic development group The Right Place Inc., says Michigan’s …

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High-speed rail would get Michigan’s economy back on track

Michigan led the automobile to prosperity in the 1950s and 1960s. But now we are losing more and more ground in the new economy. If we hope to catch up, one of the answers must be high-speed rail. That’s why it’s disappointing to see Michigan’s efforts toward high-speed rail service languish, as the federal government …

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