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"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it" -- Samuel Johnson, 18th-century English author.

* The jury's still out on whether Gov. Rick Snyder's approach to renewable energy will be better than his predecessor's:
http://mlui.org/landwater/fullarticle.asp?fileid=17517

* Where it is dangerous to be a pedestrian in Michigan:
http://t4america.org/resources/dangerousbydesign2011/states/?state=mi

* Mayor Dave Bing points out the hopeful -- and less so -- in Detroit to the New York Times. Here's the kicker for those who wonder why Detroit can't keep its public services in order -- "Currently, for every dollar Detroit spends on its payroll, it spends an additional $1.08 on pensions and health care, Mr. Bing said."
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/making-the-case-for-detroits-future/

* I have no idea what a "hackerspace" is, but my attention was caught by the promo that referred to the profile subject having "the region's best fortress in the instance of zombie invasion":
http://www.rapidgrowthmedia.com/features/09222011geek.aspx

* Based on questions from Michigan Supreme Court justices in recent oral arguments, retired Judge Lawrence Glazer says a majority is likely to rule the tax on public pension income constitutional. But there may be a twist:
http://domemagazine.com/glazer/lg092311

* Hear about the shipwrecks in Thunder Bay:
http://www.michigannow.org/2011/09/14/shipwrecks-in-thunder-bay/

About The Author

Derek Melot

Derek Melot is a former assistant editorial page editor, columnist and reporter at the Lansing State Journal, where he covered state and local issues extensively, earning awards from the Associated Press and Michigan Press Association. The Oklahoma native moved to Michigan in 1999, and served as Bridge editor through mid-2013.

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