Little birds have big impact on economy

By CARL STODDARD Capital News Service LANSING — Little birds have tourists and birdwatchers flocking in big numbers to Northern Michigan, a favorite nesting area for the rare Kirtland’s warblers, which were once nearly extinct. Ilene Geiss-Wilson, the executive director … Continue reading →

March 3, 2017 CNS Budget

To: CNS Editors From: Perry Parks, Eric Freedman and Sheila Schimpf For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Pechulano Ali, (517) 940-2313, For other issues contact Perry Parks,, (517) 388-8627. MICHIGAN JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME AHEAD: The … Continue reading →

Debates persist on best way to assess schools

By LAINA STEBBINS Capital News Service LANSING — What’s the best way to measure school performance? Standardized testing? Which tests? How often? Michigan is awash in contentious disputes over whether to repeal the basis for its standardized tests (Michigan’s Common … Continue reading →