CNS Budget – Sept. 21, 2018

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Sept. 21, 2018 – Week 3

To: CNS Editors

From: Dave Poulson and Sheila Schimpf

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841;

For other matters, contact Dave Poulson at (517) 432-5417 or (517) 899-1640

Correspondents, their contact information and the CNS publications each especially serve are listed here:  


TRADEZONE – Upper Peninsula development officials are trying to expand a foreign trade zone in Sault Ste. Marie to make it cheaper to import and export goods. We also talk to the Kent-Ottawa-Muskegon Foreign Trade Zone. By Nick Kipper. FOR MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE, CHEBOYGAN, BAY MILLS, ST. IGNACE, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, HOLLAND, LUDINGTON, MANISTEE AND ALL POINTS.

INVASIVESPECIES – A sap-sucking insect and a fast-growing flower could threaten Michigan plants. They’re the latest invasive species identified as potential threats to the state. Environmental officials are encouraging people to us an app to report sightings of the spotted lantern fly and the Japanese chaff flower. By Kaley Fech. FOR ALL POINTS

w/LanternflyPhoto: Residents are asked to be on the lookout for spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest that could make its way to Michigan. Credit: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture,

w/JapaneseChaffFlowerPhoto: Residents are asked to be on the lookout for Japanese chaff flower, an invasive plant that could soon make its way to Michigan. Credit: Chris Evans, University of Illinois,

HEALTHYMI – Enrollment in a low-income health care plan has been linked to healthier finances, including paid debts and higher credit scores, according to a new study. People who never had health care, including an Osceola County man, can see a doctor. We also talk to the public health district that serves Crawford, Kalkaska, Wexford, Missaukee, Manistee, Mason, Lake, Newaygo, Oceana and Mecosta counties. By Jeremy Wahr. FOR BIG RAPIDS, CRAWFORD COUNTY, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, LANSING CITY PULSE, MANISTEE, OCEANA, LUDINGTON, LAKE COUNTY, CADILLAC AND ALL POINTS

PILLPILFERING – Certain child-proof medicine containers could become adult-proof, too, under legislation sought by a state lawmaker and gaining local support. The idea is to limit  access to opioid medicine bottles with a lock requiring a code to open. Experts say a leading contributor to opioid addiction is the theft of small amounts of pills from someone who has a prescription for a legitimate use of the medication. The sponsor is from Monroe. By Lance Cohen. FOR ALL POINTS.

ISLEROYALEMARTENS – Scientists are puzzled by the return of martens to Isle Royale. The members of the weasel family may have been re-introduced by conservationists, lived under the radar or strolled across an ice bridge. By Eric Freedman. FOR MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE, BAY MILLS, CHEBOYGAN AND ALL POINTS

w/AmericanMarten: American marten in flowers. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


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