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Tue March 4, 2014
In this morning's headlines: War on blight in Flint, Great Lakes 90% ice cover, ban term 'retarded'
Flint mayor declares war on blight
"Flint Mayor Dayne Walling is calling for a $70 million "war on blight" to help tear down nearly 6,000 buildings in the financially troubled city. Walling made the declaration Monday in his State of the City speech," the Associated Press reports.
Great Lakes 90% covered with ice
All of the Great Lakes combined have 90% ice cover. According to the Detroit Free Press, "that's the most ice cover in 34 years."
Lawmakers want to ban term "retard" from state law
"Michigan lawmakers are looking to remove the terms 'mental retardation' and 'mentally retarded' from state law. Bipartisan bills would strike references to outdated language such as 'retarded' from various statutes and instead use terms such as 'developmentally disabled' or 'intellectually disabled'," the Associated Press reports.
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