March 21, 2014 CNS Budget

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CNS Budget 3-21-14

March 21, 2014 – Week 9
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JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME: The annual Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place on Sunday, April 13, at MSU’s Henry Center for Executive Development.
For reservations and information, see or call 517-353-6430.
This year’s honorees are Cheryl Chodun (WXYZ); Charles Eisendrath (Time Magazine, University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Fellows Program); Ken Kolker (Grand Rapids Press, WOOD); Bill McGraw (Detroit Free Press, Deadline Detroit); Mick McCabe (Detroit Free Press); Jennifer Moore (WJR, WDIV); and William Serrin (Detroit Free Press, New York Times, New York University Department of Journalism). Associations executive Edward Deeb will receive a special recognition award.
All articles ©2014, Capital News Service, Michigan State University School of Journalism. Nonmembers cannot reproduce CNS articles without written permission.
SMARTERBALANCED: State officials will test a test in schools this week that they hope is an improvement over an older test used to gauge student readiness for college. The so-called smarter balanced test asks questions based on how previous questions are answered. Some school officials worry that it may require too much time or access to computers that some districts lack. By Danielle Woodward. FOR ALL POINTS
BEERLEGISLATION: Craft beer brewers will get a boost from legislation that allows them to brew more beer and sell it in more places. Michigan is fifth in the nation in craft beer sales and proponents of the legislation that awaits Gov. Snyder’s signature say the rule changes will boost beer tourism and create jobs. By Ashley Weigel. FOR GRAND RAPIDS, BIG RAPIDS, LANSING, HOLLAND, DETROIT, CADILLAC, TRAVERSE CITY AND ALL POINTS
UNDOCUMENTED: Some Michigan universities have begun to grant in-state tuition to children of undocumented immigrants. But some do not, even though the students have lived their entire life in the state and attended Michigan schools. A bill that would grant them in-state tuition is stalled in theLegislature. By Darcie Moran. FOR HOLLAND, GRAND RAPIDS, TRAVERSE CITY AND ALL POINTS
LICENSEPLATES: Cameras that capture license plate numbers of passing vehicles have helped police solve crimes. But Michigan privacy advocates want police to purge that data within two days of collecting it. Police say such a change proposed by some lawmakers will hinder their ability to catch crooks. By Ashley Weigel. FOR ALL POINTS
BINGE: A Michigan State University researcher is studying rats for a clue to a genetic link to binge eating. Discovering it could lead to better treatment of the eating disorder. But others say the cause may be primarily environmental. By Lacee Shepard. FOR ALL POINTS
TOXICPRIDE: An environmental group has discovered toxic chemicals in Michigan State University and University of Michigan merchandise as part of a “March Badness” check of what retailers are selling to promote the NCAA basketball tournament. W/list of merchandise. By Darcie Moran. FOR ALL POINTS
EMPLOYMENTDISCRIMINATION: Bosses couldn’t discriminate against employees who get abortions or use birth control under legislation recently introduced by lawmakers. By Danielle Woodward. FOR ALL POINTS.
LUDWIG: Ecologist Jim Ludwig spent much of his career studying the effects of chemical pollution on Great Lakes birds. The former Port Huron resident recalls those efforts and the legacy of pollution in a new book, “The Dismal State of the Great Lakes.” By Becky McKendry. FOR TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY, HARBOR SPRINGS, MACOMB, MARQUETTE, CHEBOYGAN, ALPENA AND ALL POINTS

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