CNS BUDGET – Feb. 15, 2019

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CNS Budget 2/15/2019


Feb. 15, 2019 – fifth file


To: CNS Editors


From: David 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




TRASH IMPORTS – Nearly a quarter of the waste in Michigan’s landfills comes from another state or Canada, according to a recent report. The state’s low disposal fees are a magnet for the waste and at the same time discourage recycling. The problem: the state was just too good at planning how to meet capacity needs. By Kaley Fech. FOR ALL POINTS

W/ TRASH LISTS – Editors: use these lists for localization of TRASH IMPORTS. One list is the amount of waste landfilled in each Michigan county. The other is how much waste each country contributes to Michigan landfills.

LABOR PAIN – Michigan doctors at hospitals and farmworkers in fields can’t find quality daycare providers. It’s an impediment that harms diverse aspects of the state’s economy, business leaders say. By Maxwell Evans. FOR TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN FARM NEWS, LEELANAU, PETOSKEY, HOLLAND, HARBOR SPRINGS, BENZIE, MANISTEE, BIG RAPIDS, CHEBOYGAN, LUDINGTON, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS AND ALL POINTS.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING – A new state housing program will provide factory-built homes to some cities that need low-cost housing for a growing workforce. Fifty-five cities have already applied for the pilot program. We talk to the St. Ignace and Coldwater city managers. Communities that have applied for the funds include Traverse City, St. Ignace, Grayling, Kent County and Mason County. By Zaria Phillips. FOR ST. IGNACE, BLISSFIELD, TRAVERSE CITY, LEELENAU, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS JOURNAL, CRAWFORD COUNTY, LUDINGTON, ALCONA COUNTY  AND ALL POINTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: What’s it like to adapt to college in a foreign country? We talk to students from the Netherlands, Ireland and Thailand who are spending their second semester at MSU about how they’ve adjusted. The university has more than 6,000 international students from 140 countries, or 12.4 percent of all students. By Kyle Turk. FOR LANSING CITY PULSE AND ALL POINTS.

        w/INTERNATIONALSTUDENTSVOORMAN: Daphne Voorman of the Netherlands. Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

        w/INTERNATIONALSTUDENTSARUNDELL: Jade Arundell of Ireland. Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

        w/INTERNATIONALSTUDENTSHWANG: Yoodong Hwang of Thailand. Credit: courtesy photo


TRUE CRIME – Stagecoach robberies and bordellos are part of the folklore of the Wild West, but they’re also part of Michigan’s crime history. A new true crime book by an author from Buckley tells tales of bank heists from Mancelona to Bay City to Grand Haven, ill-fated brothel keepers in Clare and Delta counties and dimwit crooks like the Flint teacher who wore a distinctive Tweety Bird  cap when she walked up to a bank’s drive-through window with a threatening note and another bank robber who posted on Facebook a selfie that matched surveillance camera photos. Baby Face Nelson, “King” James Strang of Beaver Island, Al Capone and John Dillinger make appearances as well. By Eric Freedman. FOR PETOSKEY, TRAVERSE CITY, CADILLAC, CLARE, BAY MILLS, MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE, CHEBOYGAN, HOLLAND AND ALL POINTS.

w/TRUE CRIME COVER: Credit: Chandler Lake Books.


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