CNS Budget 10/18/19

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CNS Budget  10/18/19

To: CNS Editors

From: David Poulson and Sheila Schimpf

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This is the seventh CNS file of the fall semester.

Here is your file:

USE OF FORCE — Talk about strange bedfellows. Michigan’s largest police organizations and the American Civil Liberties Union are about to announce that they have agreed on a method of reporting violent encounters with police to the FBI. They see the voluntary program as a way of increasing transparency of police operations that both groups say they want. We talk to the Manistee County undersheriff, the ACLU and executives with state police and sheriffs association. By Evan Jones. FOR MANISTEE AND ALL POINTS.

SUNKEN STEAMBOAT — Marine artist and historian tells the tale of the first Great Lakes steamboat. Parts of it ended up in the steeple of a Presbyterian church in Lancaster, New York.  By Carol Abbey-Mensah. FOR CHEBOYGAN, ST. IGNACE, SAULT STE. MARIE, MARQUETTE, PETOSKEY, LUDINGTON, TRAVERSE CITY, ALCONA, OCEANA, BENZIE, LEELANAU, HARBOR SPRINGS, HOLLAND, MANISTEE AND ALL POINTS.

w/SUNKEN STEAMBOAT PHOTO — The Walk in the Water.  Credit: Robert McGreevy

W/SUNKEN STEAMBOAT MCGREEVY PHOTO — Marine historian and artist Robert McGreevy. Credit: Carol Abbey-Mensah

U.S. NEWS – How well does the U.S. news media cover events beyond our borders? Not too well, according to MSU students from Brazil, Canada, Germany and France, even when it’s a major story elsewhere, such as the wildfires in the Amazon. As one put it: “It might be a cliché, but I feel that some Americans think they are alone in this world. And the major news outlets in America reflect that.” By Kamryn Romano. FOR LANSING CITY PULSE AND ALL POINTS.

AIR CHALLENGE — Michigan is one of six Great Lakes states challenging the Trump Administration’s attempt to limit California’s air pollution limits. They say it infringes on states’ rights and inhibits their ability to fight climate change. By Tasia Bass. FOR ALL POINTS

W/AIR CHALLENGE PHOTO:  Six Great Lakes states are challenging the Trump Administration’s attempt to limit states’ ability to impose stricter air pollution rules. Credit: Ruben de Rijcke 

ISLE ROYALE SQUIRRELS— Isle Royale may be biologically less isolated and more connected than scientists believed. A new DNA study of its thriving red squirrel population discovered that it’s not a unique subspecies as long thought, but is related to mainland squirrels as far away as Labrador. It may have swum or crossed an ice bridge or have been introduced by humans. The results are important because they show “how dynamic and connected this island is with the mainland.” An Isle Royale National Park wildlife biologist explains. By Eric Freedman. FOR MARQUETTE, BAY MILLS, SAULT STE. MARIE, CHEBOYGAN, ST. IGNACE AND ALL POINTS.

W/ISLE ROYALE SQUIRRELS PHOTO: A red squirrel in Isle Royale National Park. Credit: National Park Service.

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