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Dod Announces 2013 Housing, Subsistence Allowance Rates

By Claudette Roulo, American Forces Press Service On Jan. 1, 2013, service members can expect to see an average increase of about $60 in their 2013 basic allowance for housing. Subsistence rates will increase less than $4 per month. On Jan. 1, 2013, service members can expect to see an average increase of about $60 […]

Corps Of Engineers Releases Additional Water From Lake To Aid Mississippi River Traffic

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District began increasing releases from Carlyle Lake, Ill., Dec. 15, 2012, in support of safe navigation on the Mississippi River. Carlyle Lake is a multipurpose project located along the Kaskaskia River in Southern Illinois, providing flood damage reduction, recreation, water supply, downstream navigation and fish and wildlife […]

Delta County Board of Commissioners Updated on Progress at the Heritage Garden Wind Farm

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NOAA Proposes Listing 66 Reef-Building Coral Species Under The Endangered Species Act

Pillar coral stand in the Upper Keys with blue-headed wrasse (yellow fish)Download here. (Credit: NOAA.) In compliance with a federal court ordered deadline, and consistent with existing international protections, NOAA Fisheries announced today that it is proposing Endangered Species Act (ESA) listings for 66 coral species, including 59 in the Pacific and seven in the […]

Snyder signs legislation protecting Michiganders’ Online Privacy Governor Also Signs 20 Other Bills

LANSING, Mich. ‒ Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation protecting the online privacy of Michiganders by prohibiting employers and educational institutions from asking applicants, employees and students for passwords and other account information used to access private internet and email accounts, including social networks like Facebook and Twitter. House Bill 5523, sponsored by state Rep. Aric […]

Snyder Appointments to the Traffic Safety Advisory Commission and Michigan Asparagus Marketing Advisory Board, and Reappointments to the Electronic Recording Commission

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder  announced appointments to the Traffic Safety Advisory Commission and Michigan Asparagus Marketing Advisory Board, and reappointments to the Electronic Recording Commission. Matthew Saxton, of Battle Creek, and Jennifer Shea, of Ferndale, were appointed to the Traffic Safety Advisory Commission. Kyle Weber, of Watervliet, and Dwight Fuehring, of Mears, were […]

Michigan Democratic Party Statement on Governor Snyder Signing Emergency Manager Law (Again)

LANSING — The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on Governor Rick Snyder’s decision to sign a bill authorizing emergency managers even after Michigan voters rejected this legislation as a statewide referendum on Nov. 6: “In choosing to sign the re-enactment of the emergency manager law — a law that was defeated at the […]

Soldiers Train With Remote-Controlled Mine-Clearing System

By Capt. Jose A. Lopez, 5th Armored Brigade, First Army Division West Soldiers from First Army Division West’s 5th Armored Brigade “Task Force Rampant,” and the 321st Engineer Company (Route Clearance), from Conroe, Texas, receive instruction on the M160 MV4 remotely-controlled mine clearance vehicle, at McGregor Range, N.M., Dec. 5, 2012. The M160 MV4 is […]

Asthma Linked to Increased Risk of Dangerous Lung Blockage

Odds of blood clot in lung artery increase along with severity of the respiratory disease, study finds People with asthma are at increased risk for the dangerous, sometimes deadly lung condition called pulmonary embolism, according to new research. A pulmonary embolism refers to blockage of a lung artery. The blockage is usually caused by a […]

Snyder Signs Bill To Help Veterans Find Jobs

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to ease the job search for veterans with military police experience. House Bill 5590, sponsored by state Rep. Joe Graves, allows veterans’ experience as military police to meet the experience criterion for licensure as a private security guard. The bill now is Public Act 419 of […]

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