Feb. 12, 2016 Budget

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Capital News Service Budget – Week 4
Feb. 12, 2016
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SERVICE: Miniature horses and dogs that help disabled people are getting a patch and identification papers to gain their owners greater access to public areas. About 40 Michigan residents have applied for the identification since the law went into effect about a month ago. By Jasmine Watts. FOR ALL POINTS.
PRISONSEG: State prison officials say that inmates in solitary confinement don’t harm themselves at a rate greater than the general population, contrary to a recent national study. Michigan inmates spent a total of 12,755 days in solitary during 2013-14, according to state officials.  By Josh Bender. FOR ALL POINTS.
CONCEALEDCARRY: Gun rights advocates are taking another run at making it legal to carry concealed guns without a permit. Sponsors include lawmakers from Sturgis, Mancelona and Antrim County. We also hear from the Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.  By Jason Kraft. FOR STURGIS, THREE RIVERS, MONTMORENCY, PETOSKEY AND ALL POINTS
TROUTSPAWNING: Satellite imagery offers a new tool for identifying nearshore lake trout spawning habitat across broad areas of the Great Lakes, according to a new Michigan Tech Research Institute study. Based on research in Lake Huron and potentially applicable to other Great Lakes, especially Lake Michigan, scientists say that understanding spawning habitat long-term could help to improve or evaluate hatchery practices and be useful in building artificial reefs. By Colleen Otte. FOR ALCONA, MONTMORENCY, CHEBOYGAN, ST. IGNACE, SAULT STE. MARIE, MARQUETTE, TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU, PETOSKEY, HARBOR SPRINGS, LUDINGTON, MANISTEE, HOLLAND, BAY MILLS & ALL POINTS.
w/TROUTSPAWNINGPHOTO: Areas within the Drummond Island Refuge identified by satellites as likely spawning habitat are shown in red. Credit: Michigan Tech Research Institute.
UPHISTORICSITES: Two UP sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places, one culturally important to members of the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and the other related to a strike important to labor and women’s history. Rice Bay in Gogebic County is a traditional wild rice-growing area on northeastern Lac Vieux Desert lake in Gogebic County. In Ishpeming, the Braastad-Gossard Building dates to 1888. By Eric Freedman. FOR BAY MILLS, MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE, ST. IGNACE & CHEBOYGAN.
w/UPHISTORICSITESPHOTO1: Braastad-Gossard Building in Ishpeming. Credit: Flickr.
w/UPHISTORICSITESPHOTO2: Rice Bay on Lac Vieux Desert. Credit: National Register of Historic Places.
PARKKIDS: Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary are among the 186 federal parks qualified to receive $1.1 million to support visits from local school kids. The money from the National Park Foundation is designed to get kids collecting water samples, study wildlife and explore natural history on public lands. By Kayla Smith. FOR MARQUETTE, SAULT ST. MARIE, ST. IGNACE, TRAVERSE CITY, CHEBOYGAN, MONTMORENCY, ALCONA AND ALL POINTS.
w/PARKKIDSPHOTO: The National Park Foundation has raised $1.1 million to bring students to federal parks to learn about the environment. Credit: National Park Service.

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