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Oct. 4, 2013 – Week 5
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From: Sheila Schimpf, Matt Hund & Eric Freedman
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IN-DEPTH WEEK AHEAD: This semester’s 1st in-depth file will come next Friday, Oct. 12
MINORPROSTITUTION: Some legislators, led by one from White Lake, say Michigan law should presume that 16- and 17-year-olds caught in prostitution are victims, not criminals. Cosponsors include legislators from Clayton, Six Lakes, Detroit and Constantine. Some anti-human trafficking advocates say the state should go further and follow a federal policy that is more sympathetic to minors. We talk to U of M and Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force experts. By Becky McKendry. FOR ROYAL OAK, BLISSFIELD, CRAWFORD COUNTY, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS, MACOMB, DEADLINE DETROIT, MICHIGAN CITIZEN, LANSING & ALL POINTS.
FLYINGCOPS: The State Police’s three-aircraft fleet based in Lansing is flying more than ever – chasing suspects, conducting search-and-rescue missions, hunting for pot fields and more. The pilots also patrol Detroit, Pontiac, Flint and Saginaw from the air. The aviation unit commander would like to add another helicopter based in the Saginaw area and possibly more aircraft further north. By Matt Hall. FOR MICHIGAN CITIZEN, DEADLINE DETROIT, ROYAL OAK, MACOMB, CITY PULSE & ALL POINTS.
w/FLYINGCOPSPHOTO: State Police Eight-place Bell 430 helicopter. Credit: State Police
LOONDEATHS: A waterborne bacteria is killing Northern Michigan’s iconic loons. We talk to experts at DNR, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council and Northern Michigan University. By Lacee Shepard. FOR LUDINGTON, BIG RAPIDS, MANISTEE, HARBOR SPRINGS, TRAVERSE CITY, CADILLAC, CRAWFORD COUNTY, GLADWIN, ALPENA, ALCONA, CHEBOYGAN, SAULT STE. MARIE, ST. IGNACE, MARQUETTE, BAY MILLS, LAKE COUNTY, HERALD STAR & ALL POINTS.
w/LOONSPHOTO: Credit: Environmental Protection Agency.
MASSTRANSIT: A majority of public transit agencies nationally contract out some of their transportation services, most often paratransit for passengers with disabilities and dial-a-ride programs, a new federal study finds. We look at transit agency practices in Michigan, including those in St. Joseph County, Grand Rapids, Detroit, suburban Detroit and Monroe County. By Eric Freedman. FOR STURGIS, THREE RIVERS, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, MACOMB, ROYAL OAK, DEADLINE DETROIT, MICHIGAN CITIZEN & ALL POINTS.

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