CNS Budget – April 19, 2019

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April 19, 2019


To: CNS Editors

From: David Poulson and Sheila Schimpf

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Editors: This week we have a variety of news, business and feature stories appropriate throughout your publications and that will remain fresh for multiple days.


Here is your file:


FARM TO SCHOOL: The state continues to expand a program for schools to buy local fruits and vegetables. The 57 grant-winning school districts purchased 93 different fruits and vegetables grown by 143 farms in 38 counties so far this year. We talk to state officials and to a Leelanau County school and farmer. By Kaley Fech. FOR MICHIGAN FARM NEWS, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS JOURNAL, CORPS!, TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU, BLISSFIELD, GREENVILLE, IONIA, HOLLAND, ALL BUSINESS DESKS AND ALL POINTS

NATIVE TUITION: The state’s shortfall in funding a tuition waiver program for Native American students has more than doubled over the past decade, leaving universities to make up the growing difference. Two northern Michigan tribes and Lake Superior State University want to see a return to full reimbursement for schools. By Maxwell Evans FOR BAY MILLS, SAULT STE. MARIE, ST. IGNACE, MARQUETTE, PETOSKEY, TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU AND ALL POINTS.

HAUNTED LIGHTHOUSES: Meet Capt. Bill Robinson, the keeper so dedicated to his lighthouse at Whitehall that he still trods the stairs 150 years after he started. His wife, Sarah, still tidies up. Their tale is among those told by Dianna Higgs Stampfler in “Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses.” By Angela Mulka. FOR LUDINGTON, HARBOR SPRINGS, TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY, CHEBOYGAN, ST. IGNACE, SAULT STE. MARIE, MARQUETTE, ALCONA, LUDINGTON, LEELANAU, OCEANA, BENZIE AND ALL POINTS.

w/DIANNA STAMPFLER: Dianna Stampfler chronicles haunted Great Lakes lighthouses. Credit: Dianna Stampfler

w/LIGHTHOUSE BOOK COVER: Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses is $19.99 at Credit: The History Press

w/LIGHTHOUSE MAP: Great Lakes haunted lighthouses. Credit: Dianna Stampfler

BAIL REFORM: Advocates are launching a two-prong push to reform Michigan’s system of providing bail for suspects to get out of jail while awaiting trial. They say that it’s too expensive and results in incarcerating low-income residents without offering evidence of a crime. The Michigan Black Legislative Caucus recently proposed a package of reforms. And the American Civil Liberties Union is suing a Detroit district court for excessive bail. By Zaria Phillips. FOR LANSING CITY PULSE, MARQUETTE, BAY MILLS  AND ALL POINTS

SEED ART: Repurposing seeds into art is how a former Michigan resident and botanical artist helps people appreciate nature. Shilin Hora says that while growing up in Stevensville she was drawn to “the world of the minuscule and details in nature.” Now she helps children and grandparents learn to quilt with seeds. By Gina Navaroli. FOR THREE RIVERS, STURGIS AND  ALL POINTS.

w/SEEDTABLE: Shilin Hora and students making seed quilts. Credit: Shilin Hora

w/SEEDKIDS: Children seed weaving at Trailside Natural History Museum in River Forest, Illinois. Credit: Shilin Hora

w/SEEDPALETTE: A seed palette at a workshop at Concordia University in Montreal. Credit: Shilin Hora

WOLF RESCUE: The recent transfer of six wolves to Isle Royale benefits not only them but the island’s entire forest ecosystem. The wolves from the Canadian island of Michipicoten follows the introduction of four wolves from Minnesota and four from Canada, also this past March. By Finn O’Keefe. FOR MARQUETTE, ST. IGNACE, SAULT STE. MARIE, CHEBOYGAN, BAY MILLS, PETOSKEY, TRAVERSE CITY AND ALL POINTS.

w/WOLFPHOTO: A female wolf emerging from her transport crate on Isle Royale. Credit: National Park Service

SIXTH GREAT LAKE: Michigan’s groundwater is threatened by pollution, overuse and poor regulation of septic tanks. And it’s just as valuable as a sixth Great Lake. by Kelsi Kroll. FOR TRAVERSE CITY AND ALL POINTS

w/MANHOLEPHOTO: Michigan’s sixth Great Lake faces multiple threats. Credit: Pixabay

SHINING DEER: A federal judge has dismissed a suit accusing DNR conservation officers of illegally arresting and prosecuting a hunter who admitted “shining” – using artificial light – for deer at a private Alpena County hunting camp. The judge found no grounds for claims of unconstitutional search and seizure, malicious prosecution and conspiracy. By Eric Freedman. FOR ALCONA, MONTMORENCY AND ALL POINTS.

TARIFFSMPACT: A trade war between the U.S. and China and the tariffs emerging from the conflict are hurting some U.S. businesses and farmers. Experts from MSU and the Detroit Chinese Business Association explain. By Crystal Chen. FOR CORP! GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, MICHIGAN FARM NEWS, ALL BUSINESS DESKS AND ALL POINTS.

COPPER – Copper from the Keweenaw Peninsula, Isle Royale and Ontario’s Michipicoten Island played important cultural, spiritual and practical roles in the prehistoric Hopewell societies of southern Ohio as far as 750 miles away and as far back as 2,000 years ago. A new study explores the “intimate relationship” Hopewell people had with copper and the symbolism they derived from the properties of a metal “that shone like the sun, but only if properly cared for.” By Eric Freedman. FOR BAY MILLS, MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE, ST. IGNACE, CHEBOYGAN, HARBOR SPRINGS, PETOSKEY, TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU AND ALL POINTS.


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