CNS Budget – Nov. 20, 2018

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Nov. 20, 2018 – Week 12

To: CNS Editors

From: Dave Poulson and Sheila Schimpf

Editors: note that this week’s budget is moving early to accommodate your holiday papers. The next file after this one is Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

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 serves are listed here:

Here is your file:

GASPRICES: Unlike most years, gas prices this Thanksgiving might even take a little dip. The average price of regular gas was $2.482 a gallon on Nov. 19,  according to the American Automobile Association. On the same date last year it was $2.634 a gallon. Experts say low crude prices and a plentiful supply should keep Michigan prices in check.

Editors: note you can localize this story with average gas prices in your counties at  By Nick Kipper. FOR GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS JOURNAL, BAY MILLS, SAULT STE. MARIE AND ALL POINTS

W/GASPRICESBYCOUNTYMAP: Average price of gas by county. Credit: AAA Michigan

DROWSYDRIVING: Drivers should avoid staying late at holiday parties before heading for home. And that’s not just because of the booze. Tired driving is as dangerous as drunken driving, experts say.  In 2017, drivers who were fatigued or asleep were involved 3,428 accidents in Michigan, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. By Kaley Fech. FOR ALL POINTS

TECHLEARNING: High school students who train for technology jobs earn more money and improve their computer literacy, according to a Michigan program that pairs students with tech employers. Professionals volunteer in classes in schools like East Lansing High and Ludington High. We talk to the state’s Talent and Economic Development Department, students and teachers at East Lansing High and a teacher at Ludington High. By Jeremy Wahr. FOR LANSING CITY PULSE, LUDINGTON AND ALL POINTS.

HEROHIVES: Michigan State University is initiating a sweet friendship between military veterans and honeybees. Heroes to Hives teaches veterans beekeeping skills as a path to personal and financial wellness. By Quinn Zimmerman. FOR ALL POINTS

w/HEROHIVEPHOTO: On site hive-handling instruction. Credit: Lacey Ingrao

ENVIROPOLL: A survey of 1,000 Michigan residents found that 46 percent said Line 5—a major oil pipeline that passes under the Straits of Mackinac—should be removed and 35 percent said it should be encased in a tunnel. Only 19 percent of residents believe nothing should be done to Line 5. The same poll revealed that environmental health is more important to Michigan residents than economic gain. By Kara Headley. FOR ST. IGNACE, PETOSKEY, CHEBOYGAN, SAULT STE. MARIE, MARQUETTE, TRAVERSE CITY AND ALL POINTS.

W/LINE5CHART: What should be done with Line 5? Data source: Health Risk and Communication Center at Michigan State University

W/PRIORITYCHART: Should the environment be a priority? Data source: Health Risk and Communication Center at Michigan State University


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