April 1, 2016
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SAD NEWS: CNS founder Richard Milliman died March 26 in Lansing. Milliman, who had been the publisher of two CNS member papers, the Three Rivers Commercial-News and the Crawford County Avalanche, was a member of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame and the board of directors of the Michigan Press Association Foundation.
EDITORS NOTE: Free MSU workshop on reporting on drinking water April 16: http://j-school.jrn.msu.edu/kc/2016/03/24/knight-center-offers-workshop-on-reporting-about-drinking-water/
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ITSHORTAGE: A shortage of qualified workers for good-paying information technology jobs is harming Michigan businesses, according to experts, including ones from Grand Rapids and Traverse City By Joshua Bender. FOR GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU & ALL POINTS
PROCUREMENT: Michigan ranked ninth in a recent survey of how well state governments buy stuff. The study of government procurement processes assessed how well Michigan spends some $4 billion a year in revenues. By Jason Kraft. FOR GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS & ALL POINTS.
CRUISESHIPS: Muskegon and Duluth are expected to see a boom in summer tourism as more people opt for Great Lakes cruises. The ships cross the U.S.-Canadian border, but cruising will become easier now that there’s a smoother federal security screening process. By Kayla Smith. FOR LUDINGTON, MANISTEE, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, HOLLAND, TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY, CHEBOYGAN, ST. IGNACE, ALCONA, SAULT STE. MARIE & ALL POINTS.
COERCE: Supporters of legislation to make it illegal to force a woman to have an abortion say that refusing to have one often leads to violence. Supporters include Right to Life and the attorney general. Opponents include the National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Sponsors include lawmakers from Cadillac, Traverse City, Clare, Levering and Lake City. By Jasmine Watts. FOR TRAVERSE CITY, CADILLAC, PETOSKEY, BIG RAPIDS, CRAWFORD COUNTY AVALANCHE, CHEBOYGAN & ALL POINTS.
TRANSGENDER: A Republican senator from Escanaba wants to make it a law that students must use school bathrooms and locker rooms that match the sex they were born with. He is responding to guidelines from the state Department of Education that would allow schools to make case by case decisions otherwise. But the guidelines are optional. Meanwhile,a Harrison Township lawmakers is unhappy about transgender-related signs at House office building bathrooms. By Jason Kraft. FOR:SAULT STE. MARIE, MARQUETTE, LANSING CITY PULSE & ALL POINTS
WATERFLEAS: A tiny crustacean may harm the clarity of inland lakes in Michigan and throughout the Great Lakes region. It’s an infestation that could be a blow to tourism and cost millions of dollars to mitigate the excessive algae growth allowed by the spiny water flea. By Morgan Linn. FOR TRAVERSE CITY, CHEBOYGAN, SAULT STE. MARIE, MARQUETTE, LUDINGTON, HOLLAND, TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU, MANISTEE, HARBOR SPRINGS, ALCONA, ST. IGNACE & ALL POINTS
w/ WATERFLEASPHOTO: The spiny waterflea, adult-sized and magnified. Credit: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
MICHIGANWRITERS: One was named Hemingway. The others weren’t. A few are still widely remembered. Most aren’t. They hailed from Grand Rapids and Detroit, from Mackinaw City and Ludington, from Traverse City and Mecosta, from Adrian and De Tour and East Lansing and more spots in the state. A new book looks at 18 Michigan writers, novelists, critics and poets who shaped American literature, culture and entertainment. By Eric Freedman. FOR TRAVERSE CITY, SAULT STE. MARIE, LUDINGTON, LEELANAU, PETOSKEY, HARBOR SPRINGS, MARQUETTE, ST. IGNACE, CHEBOYGAN, LANSING CITY PULSE, BLISSFIELD, BIG RAPIDS, MANISTEE, CADILLAC, HOLLAND & ALL POINTS.
w/MICHIGANWRITERSCOVER: Credit: Michigan State University Press.
w/MICHIGANWRITERSLIST: 18 writers and their Michigan ties.
April 1, 2016