Hot Weekend Breakfast Links: Star Spangled Edition

Fourth of July Weekend reading: A hockey stick route for light rail in Detroit; java prices on the rise; cold water on the idea of a sugary soda tax; the longest continuous-loop water trail in  the world; an audio dispatch on the Mitten’s timber industry; and two great holiday weekend roundup lists. Happy birthday, U.S.A.!

Detroit Moxie’s weekend roundup (Detroit Moxie)
Gonzo’s ‘must-see’ Fourth of July fireworks displays, Independence Day activities (Grand Rapids Press)

  • Woodward light-rail project surges ahead after Detroit, feds agree on a route (Freep)
  • Michigan can compete, economic chief says (Detroit News)
  • Tom Walsh: Microloans deserve praise (Freep)
  • Cool factor lures the young, artsy to Detroit (News)
  • Colleges plan strategy to change student attitudes about staying in Michigan (GRP)
  • Michigan natives plan artist residency on Superior’s remote Rabbit Island (WBEZ)
  • Michigan apple crop projected to be well above average, barring any hail storms or stink bugs (GRP)
  • High coffee prices pinching retailers (News)
  • Can Soda Tax Curb Obesity? (Science Daily)
  • Here’s why eating organic is not enough (Nutrition Research Center)
  • Detroit’s Community Gardens (Books, Bikes & A Little Music)
  • Bicycles Moving Detroit Forward. Literally (Detroit Lives!)
  • Trail plan would put Michigan on the map, be huge draw for paddlers (GRP)
  • You haven’t lived here until … You visit the State of Superior (Freep)

And via WMUK:

State sawmill operators optimistic despite tough times

Photo by bayasaa.

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