Wednesday, May 25, 2016     Volume: 30, Issue: 43

Weekly Poll
What's the best way to fight the drought?

We need water recycling facilities to make better use of the water we are already using.
We've got an entire ocean right next to us. Desalination is the way to go.
Conservation. Residents and businesses need to reduce their water use even further.
Steal water from other states. Michigan doesn't need all those lakes anyway.

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