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Future of Home Building

The Home Builders Association of Michigan is confident in its prediction of another good year for residential home construction. There was a 28% year-to-year increase for single-family home permits in the state for 2013. And it’s predicted that there will be a 20% jump this year when all is said …

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3-D Fingerprints

Computer scientists at Michigan State University have built the first three-dimensional model of a human fingerprint. They say not only will it help today’s fingerprint-matching technology do its job better, but could eventually lead to improvements in security. The method, developed by Anil Jain, his MSU colleagues and research collaborator …

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School Districts in Violation

As many as 60 percent of public school districts in Michigan could be in violation of a state law passed in 2011 that made decisions about teacher placement and evaluation prohibited subjects of bargaining. That’s according to a new Mackinac Center for Public Policy study. The Center surveyed 130 school …

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