The main towers of the Mackinac Bridge are 552 feet tall.

That makes the bridge 48 feet shorter than wind turbines being proposed for Shiawassee County. A Virginia company called Apex Clean Energy wants to erect as many as 60 of the 600-foot-tall wind turbines there. Huron County is already the site of 473 turbines, and plans call for 550 by the end of this year, with many of them 477 feet tall.

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Detroit Prep is a top-rated and economically and racially diverse charter school in the city. It's growth means it needs to move out from a church basement and into a new location. Nearby is a former Detroit Public Schools building, sitting empty for years. But, worried about competition, the public school district refused to sell. For years, district and local government officials in Detroit had worked to block public charter schools. They pushed legislation at the Michigan Capitol to hinder them, refused to sell to them, transferred surplus buildings from the district to the city government and imposed deed restrictions on property sales to private developers. All of it was aimed to hinder or even prevent charter school choice outside the confines of the Detroit school district.

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