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Caledonia Pipeline Project - Protect Duck Creek

We are working to shut down a large, new natural gas distribution line in Ionia County. This line is already in progress. This 12/24" line, owned by Consumers Energy, will pass under Duck Creek, a protected trout stream. Additionally, I have not sold an easement and no eminent domain has been established. Lastly, if it runs in the right of way, it could cause the bridge over Duck Creek, which is slated for replacement in 2018, to fail, perhaps to the point of collapse. UPDATE 5/30/17: The pipeline has been slightly rerouted. It will no longer pass through my property but will be installed approximately 75 feet est of my property line.

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Families of Michigan prisoners paid thousands for calls to nowhere

Families of Michigan prisoners paid thousands for calls to nowhere

Phone calls at the Mecosta County Jail last year, current population 93, cost inmates and their families nearly $173,000, and records released by the Sheriff’s Department suggest only half of calls made were even connected, leaving inmates and family members to pay tens of thousands of dollars for calls that never happened.

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This week’s FOIA Round-up: Afghanistan papers, University of Michigan’s $1.2 million NDAs, and a massive ruling in Virginia

This week’s FOIA Round-up: Afghanistan papers, University of Michigan’s $1.2 million NDAs, and a massive ruling in Virginia

Our weekly collection of the biggest stories from FOIA

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This week’s FOIA roundup: Drones and drugs and Virginia prisons, Michigan’s AG bemoans a lack of transparency, and border patrol abuses immigrant children

This week’s FOIA roundup: Drones and drugs and Virginia prisons, Michigan’s AG bemoans a lack of transparency, and border patrol abuses immigrant children

A drone was spotted near a Virginia prison carrying cocaine and marijuana. Michigan Attorney General Dana Wessel says she’s “ashamed” of the state’s public records law. An ACLU request and lawsuit culminate in over 30,000 pages of DHS documents.

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This week’s FOIA round-up: The Interior Department releases redacted records regarding the Border Patrol assistance efforts and the criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis continues

This week’s FOIA round-up: The Interior Department releases redacted records regarding the Border Patrol assistance efforts and the criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis continues

In this week’s FOIA round-up, the Interior Department releases heavily redacted documents to regarding the deployment of law enforcement officials to assist Border Patrol at the U.S.-Mexico border, Michigan authorities issue search warrants for the devices of former governor Rick Snyder as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis, and the Intercept obtains emails suggesting the Tennessee governor’s office and Volkswagen worked together suppress the United Auto Workers’ attempts to unionize a factory in Chattanooga.

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This Week’s FOIA Round-Up: The long-awaited story behind Washington’s "sky penis"

This Week’s FOIA Round-Up: The long-awaited story behind Washington’s “sky penis”

In this week’s FOIA roundup, the Navy Times investigates the jet that drew a giant penis over Washington state, text messages indicate that Michigan Representative Larry Inman sought campaign contributions in exchange for his vote, and records reveal that West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has been largely absent from his legislative responsibilities.

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