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Hundreds of thousands of Michiganians who qualify for veteran benefits aren't using them, and many vets don't know they're eligible. As a result, Michigan ranks among the bottom five states for federal spending per veteran. (Detroit News)

If the election were held today, the proposal to raise Michigan's sales tax to fix the state's crumbling roads and bridges, among other things, would go down by a huge 3-1 margin, according to a new poll. (Detroit Free Press)

OTSEGO, MI -- The state-owned Otsego dam on the Kalamazoo River got more grant money to help with its eventual demolition and restoration of the river to its natural course. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division was awarded $102,050 to provide further assistance to fund the Otsego Dam removal project in Otsego Township. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A Kalamazoo Central High School student carrying pepper spray in her pocket accidentally discharged the canister, causing the evacuation of eight classrooms Tuesday afternoon, a school spokesman said. Six students required medical attention and two were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure because of underlying health conditions, said Alex Lee, spokesman for Kalamazoo Public Schools. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Eastern Michigan President Susan Martin announced Tuesday that she will leave her post as head of the university, effective on the seven-year anniversary of her hiring, July 7, 2015. Her announcement came during a scheduled strategic planning meeting at the student center in front of about 75 faculty and staff members. (MLive)

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