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Detroit will see $300,000 from the U.S. Forest Service to help deal with dangerous trees on Belle Isle and across the city.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $25 million on navigation projects in the Great Lakes, including dredging of harbors choked with silt because of low water levels.
President Barack Obama has proposed spending $90 million in the coming budget year to keep a $730 million physics research project on track at Michigan State University.
Reaction to word that Democratic U.S. Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, the longest-serving congressman in history, will not seek re-election and will retire at year's end:
Michigan might be better known for its manufacturing muscle, but agriculture isn't exactly small potatoes: It generates $91.4 billion for the state's economy, and the state ranks at or near the top of the list nationally in production of tart cherries, blueberries, pickling cucumbers, apples, beans, carrots and geraniums. (When it comes to potatoes, it ranks ninth, but spuds are Michigan's leading produce crop.)
The federal government is providing $150,000 to support local food cultivation in the Detroit area.
President Barack Obama says signing the sweeping farm bill in Michigan makes sense because of its strong agricultural industry and few states better symbolize the nation's challenges during the past few years.
A group of scientists at Michigan State University huddled around a computer screen earlier this week - not poring over scientific data but watching a webcast of the U.S. Senate.
The White House says that President Barack Obama will sign the farm bill at Michigan State University on Friday during a previously announced visit to East Lansing.
The sweeping farm bill that Congress sent to President Obama Tuesday has something for almost everyone, from the nation's 47 million food stamp recipients to Southern peanut growers, Midwest corn farmers and the maple syrup industry in the Northeast.
The Great Lakes Maritime Academy at Northwest Michigan College in Traverse City is receiving a $1 million federal grant for education and training.
House and Senate negotiators said Monday they’ve finally reached an agreement on the long-delayed farm bill, signing a deal that would save $8 billion in the food stamp program and cut $19 billion from farm subsidies — though it preserves both programs.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 class of the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.
With a boost from some Hollywood royalty Wednesday, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are increasingly bullish about the likelihood they’ll be able to boost mental health spending in response to the Newtown school shooting, even as Democrats vowed not to let that spoil their push for a broader crackdown on gun ownership.
Lawmakers said they made "great progress" toward reaching a farm bill deal in a meeting Wednesday morning as they push toward a final agreement that could be a year-end bright spot for an otherwise unproductive Congress.
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan on Thursday announced the grant, which will be used to remove dangerous trees on the island park and along city streets.
Michigan U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced the funding Wednesday.