Max Cobb

Student Reporter

Max Cobb is a student reporter for WCMU's news department. He reports daily for 'Morning Edition' and 'All Things Considered."

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As sections of the bridge’s two interior lanes age, they are replaced, and up until about two years ago they were taken to a scrap yard.

Bob Sweeney is the Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Mackinac Bridge. He said there are a number of things the pieces have been used for.

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Michigan residents are encouraged to take precautions as warmer months approach and tick seasons begins.

State health officials say in recent years, cases of tick-borne diseases, particularly Lyme disease, have been increasing in Michigan. 149 cases of Lyme disease were reported in 2015, and 221 in  2016.

Officials say the ticks that spread Lyme disease have been spreading from the Upper Peninsula and western Michigan to new locations in the Lower Peninsula.

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Grayling is expected to get an economic boost within the next couple years from a new particleboard plant.

The project is expected to create 700 temporary construction jobs, 200 full-time jobs in the plant, and hundreds of new jobs in the local forestry and transportation industries.

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