March 28, 2014 CNS Budget

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CNS Budget 3-28-14

March 28, 2014 – Week 10
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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.
OLDERWORKERS – If you’re 55 or older and hunting for a job, good luck; Michigan is one of the worst states for your employment prospects. A new state program tries to address the problem. By Becky McKendry. FOR ALL POINTS

DISCIPLINE – Suspending kids for skipping school could help lead them to a life of crime, police say. Michigan law enforcement and school officials are advocating for other forms of discipline as Michigan school suspensions and expulsions are on the rise. By Darcie Moran. FOR HARBOR SPRINGS, GRAND RAPIDS AND ALL POINTS
HEROIN – Lawmakers are considering bills to give friends and family of heroin addicts access to medicine that could save their lives during an overdose. The bills would also give illegal drug users immunity from prosecution if they called 911 to save the life of a friend who has overdosed. By Nick Stanek. FOR CITY PULSE, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, GREENVILLE, HOLLAND AND ALL POINTS
MICHIGANTRAILS – State officials are pushing for an interconnecting network of land and water trails in a branding campaign to boost Michigan tourism. The initiative includes broadening a trail advisory council, developing a trail app and bringing attention to them through the state’s Pure Michigan campaign. By Danielle Woodward. FOR CHEBOYGAN, BAY MILLS, ALPENA, TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY, CADILLAC, HARBOR SPRINGS, CRAWFORD COUNTY, BIG RAPIDS, LAKE COUNTY, LUDINGTON, HOLLAND AND ALL POINTS
ECONSURVEY – Michigan’s economy is recovering in most places with the exception of the Upper Peninsula, according to a Michigan State University economist.
ICE – The record-breaking ice gripping Lake Superior is bad news for the steel industry but not for Upper Peninsula tourism. When the Sault Ste. Marie locks opened Tuesday it was the first time since 2009 that a boat didn’t pass through on the regular March 29 opening. That keeps raw materials from steelmakers. But winter activities are drawing tourists and officials hope that expected increasing water levels will attract even more during warmer weather. By Nick Stanek. FOR MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE, ST. IGNACE AND ALL POINTS.
ASBESTOS: Two men face an April trial on criminal charges involving the mishandling of asbestos on a project that converted a former church into a charter school in Bay City. Three other recent asbestos criminal cases were in Dearborn, Otsego and Utica. By Eric Freedman. FOR GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, DEADLINE DETROIT, HOLLAND AND ALL POINTS.

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