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There's a new name and a new image for what for years has been called 'the Lucas County Dog Warden's Office.' The office has been re-named 'Lucas County Canine Care and Control.' Julie Lyle, the head ofMore >
The office has been re-named 'Lucas County Canine Care and Control.'More >
The cast of Disney on Ice will be performing at the Huntington Center all weekend, but on Friday, they made a special visit to the Boys and Girls Club.More >
By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Republicans in the Upper Midwest have been as enthusiastic as anyone about cutting federal spending. But there's one big exception: the Great Lakes.
In recent years, congressional Republicans from states like Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin have joined Democrats in supporting federal funding of President Barack Obama's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
When a House subcommittee cut the program 80% in next year's budget, Ohio Republican David Joyce led the push to restore most of the money.
Republicans with tea party support such as Sean Duffy of Wisconsin and Dan Benishek of Michigan are big supporters of the program.
They say cleaning up the lakes after a century of pollution is essential to attracting industry and jobs to the struggling region.
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