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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)

Washington — Michigan's congressional delegation is pressuring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to turn over a study on the value of funding a large replacement lock at Sault Ste. Marie. In a letter last week, 15 lawmakers, led by U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, requested that a top Army Corps official release the new information, emphasizing the importance of the Soo Locks to the regional economy. (Detroit News)

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U.S. Senator Gary Peters says proposed bi-partisan legislation would help reduce government spending in a common sense fashion. 

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A new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor has cleared another major obstacle.

Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture are the lead agencies investigating the matter