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* “Stray dogs and beloved pets alike leave behind approximately 30 tons of excrement on (Buenos Aires’) sidewalks each day, according to government estimates.”:

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/10/doody-calls-will-buenos-aires-ever-learn-pick-its-poo/3458/

* If you are wondering how much money it takes to flood the airwaves with ballot proposal ads, check out these totals collected by the Michigan Campaign Finance Network:

http://www.mcfn.org/index.php

* Governing Magazine put together a map of commuting methods in the nation’s metro areas. In Michigan, the “car/truck/van” option accounts for more than 90 percent of commuting in every metro – except Ann Arbor:

http://www.governing.com/gov-data/Public-Transportation-Commuting-in-US-Cities-Map.html

* Governing also is engaged in a series of articles on the issue of home-based care for the elderly:

http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-stay-at-home-mom.html

* For years, there was a heated debate over whether any cougars were in Michigan. Well, in coming years, we may be seeing cougars and bears following coyotes into cities:

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2012/10/youve-heard-urban-coyotes-urban-bears-could-be-next/3561/

 

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