CNS budget, Feb. 16, 2024

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CNS BUDGET Feb. 16, 2024 – Week 4

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SMALL BUSINESS: About one-quarter of small businesses surveyed in the state use AI for tasks such as marketing, data analysis and business operations. MSU and Central Michigan experts point out ethical issues. We hear from a company in Hancock that provides services to Michigan Tech and Grand Valley State, an Ann Arbor company that helps clients reduce food waste and the Small Business Association. For news and business sections. By Theo Scheer. FOR IRON MOUNTAIN, MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE, CORP!, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, DETROIT, CADILLAC, CLARE COUNTY, CRAWFORD COUNTY AND ALL POINTS.

w/ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SMALL BUSINESS PHOTO GUPTA: MSU business professor Sanjay Gupta. Credit: Michigan State University

w/ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SMALL BUSINESS PHOTO KATZ: Central Michigan University professor Matthew Katz. Credit: Central Michigan University

w/ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SMALL BUSINESS PHOTO KERN: Ashley Kern, CEO of SightLine in Hancock. Credit: Sightline

TRANSGENDER HEALTH: Some Michigan lawmakers would like the state to follow Ohio in restricting gender-affirming medical care. Among them are legislators from Clare, Oxford, Allen, Brighton and Niles. The ACLU calls such a proposal cynical and political and argues that it would interfere with the right of individuals and families to make their own medical decisions. By Sophia Ceru. FOR LANSING CITY PULSE, CLARE, DETROIT, FOWLERVILLE, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS, HILLSDALE AND ALL POINTS.

w/TRANSGENDER HEALTH PHOTO LINDSEY: Republican Sen. Jonathan Lindsey of Allen. Credit: Michigan Senate 

STATE POLICE ACADEMY: Despite intensified recruitment efforts in recent years, State Police recruits remain disproportionately white. In fact, the proportion of prospective recruits of color is smaller than in the State Police ranks overall. Recruits of color also have a lower academy graduation rate than their white peers. We hear from the department’s director and chief recruiter, as well as an MSU expert. By Alex Walters FOR DETROIT,  LANSING CITY PULSE AND ALL POINTS.

w/STATE POLICE ACADEMY PHOTO GRADY: Col. James Grady II is the director of the State Police. Credit: State Police

w/STATE POLICE ACADEMY RATES TABLE: The proportion of white and non-white State Police Academy applicants and their academy graduation rates. Source: State Police

TIPPED WAGES: A looming state Supreme Court decision could reinvigorate efforts to raise Michigan’s minimum wage and equalize it for restaurant and bar employees who receive tips. The issue is whether the Legislature acted unconstitutionally when it used an adopt-and-amend strategy to keep a citizen initiative off the ballot. We hear from Mothering Justice, a Detroit group that favors a higher minimum wage, and Save MI Tips and the Small Business Association of Michigan, which oppose it. For news and business sections. By Owen McCarthy. FOR GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, CORP! LANSING CITY PULSE, DETROIT, TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY, HOLLAND, MANISTEE, CADILLAC AND ALL POINTS.

w/TIPPED WAGES PHOTO CALLEY: Brian Calley is the president and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan. Credit: Small Business Association of Michigan

w/TIPPED WAGES PHOTO ATKINSON: Danielle Atkinson is the founding director of the advocacy group Mothering Justice. Credit: Mothering Justice

ON-CAMPUS RECRUITMENT: In the aftermath of the pandemic, more recruiters are making on-campus visits for interviews and job fairs. Grand Valley and Saginaw Valley are among the campuses rolling out the red carpet for them. By Anish Topowala. FOR GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, MIDLAND, CORP!, GREENVILLE, HOLLAND, WKTV AND ALL POINTS.

w/ON-CAMPUS RECRUITMENT PHOTO CAREER FAIR: Students attend a recent job fair at Grand Valley State University. Credit: Grand Valley State University

LIGHTHOUSES BOOK: Portland photographer Danielle Jorae’s new book is about lighthouses of the Lower Peninsula. They include ones at Point Austin, Tawas and Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Huron Lightship in Port Huron. Her new project will look at UP lighthouses. By Clara Lincolnhol. FOR GREENVILLE, WKTV, LEELANAU, TRAVERSE CITY, ALPENA, ALCONA, LANSING CITY PULSE, MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE, IRON MOUNTAIN, ST. IGNACE, CHEBOYGAN, HOLLAND, OCEANA COUNTY, LUDINGTON, MONROE AND ALL POINTS.

w/LIGHTHOUSES BOOK COVER: Credit: Courtesy Photo

w/LIGHTHOUSES BOOK PHOTO JURAE: Photographer Danielle Jorae is the author of a new book about lighthouses in the Lower Peninsula. Credit: Courtesy photo.


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