CNS budget, March 22, 2024

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CNS BUDGET March 22, 2024 – Week 8

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SPECIAL PACKAGE AHEAD: Next Tuesday, March 26, CNS will move a special package of stories, photos and commentary about election integrity, civics and trust in government drawing from the American Bar Association’s Task Force for American Democracy’s recent event held at Wayne State University. We will still have our regular weekly package on Friday, March 31.

Here’s your file:

DEFIBRILLATORS: Pending legislation would require all public and charter schools to have cardiac emergency plans and all coaching staff to be trained to use computerized defibrillators called automated external defibrillators or AEDs. A Detroit high school basketball player died of cardiac arrest. Sponsors include lawmakers from Detroit and Wyoming. Supporters include the Michigan High School Athletic Association, Detroit Lions, state Education Department and Michigan State Medical Society. For news and sports sections. By Sophia Ceru. FOR DETROIT, GREENVILLE, WKTV AND ALL POINTS. 

w/DEFIBRILLATORS PHOTO FITZGERALD: Rep. John Fizgerald, D-Wyoming. Credit: Michigan House of Representatives

RURAL PUBLIC HEALTH: Public health agencies and their employees in rural areas have been facing lower public trust in their work since the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk to the Michigan Association for Local Public Health, the district director whose agency covers Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Osceola and Roscommon counties, and the former health officer for Ingham and Kalamazoo counties. Public health departments in the UP and Northern Lower Peninsula are funding TV and social media campaigns that portray their staff as everyday members of the community. Includes Ottawa County reference. By Alex Walters. FOR CLARE, GLADWIN, BIG RAPIDS, MARQUETTE, CADILLAC, BAY MILLS, IRON MOUNTAIN, SAULT STE. MARIE, ST. IGNACE, LANSING CITY PULSE PETOSKEY, HARBOR SPRINGS, TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU, GREENVILLE, CHEBOYGAN, LUDINGTON, HOLLAND, WKTV, MONTMORENCY, ALCONA, ALPENA AND ALL POINTS. 

w/RURAL PUBLIC HEALTH PHOTO VAIL: Linda Vail is the former health officer in Ingham and Kalamazoo counties. Credit: Health Management Associates.

DENTAL: For the 2024-25 school year, the Department of Health and Human Services plans to expand statewide a pilot program that gives free dental examinations to children entering kindergarten. The Whitmer administration proposes to spend $4 million next year, but advocates say that’s not enough. The Michigan Oral Health Coalition, Michigan Association for Local Public Health and Michigan Dental Association explain. Includes references to Petoskey, Detroit and Grand Traverse, Chippewa, Oakland, Ottawa, Marquette, Leelanau, Mason, Emmet and Cheboygan counties. By Theo Scheer. FOR PETOSKEY, DETROIT, LEELANAU, TRAVERSE CITY, CHEBOYGAN, SAULT STE. MARIE, LUDINGTON, HARBOR SPRINGS AND ALL POINTS.

DIAPERS: Michigan’s 13 nonprofit diaper banks are trying to fill the needs of low-income families but say they need more resources. We talk to the Capital Area Diaper Bank and Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank. By Elijah Taub. FOR DETROIT, LANSING CITY PULSE AND ALL POINTS. 

CIVICS EDUCATION: Social studies teachers and civics educators say they want school administrators and the Legislature to focus more attention on civics education for elementary and middle school children. It’s especially important in light of the upcoming election. We talk to a Grand Valley State professor who is the president-elect of the Michigan Council for Social Studies and the director of the Michigan Center for Civic Education. By Anish Topiwala. FOR GREENVILLE, WKTV AND ALL POINTS.

w/CIVICS EDUCATION PHOTO WHITLOCK: Grand Valley Professor Annie Whitlock is president-elect of the Michigan Council for Social Studies. Credit: Grand Valley State University.

MICHIGAN’S VENICE: Lake St. Clair is an unappreciated level and a great lake in its own right, according to a new book on its history and culture. It’s a major game fishing destination and a site where environmental remediation continues. We talk to the author of the federally-designated Area of Concern covering the Clinton River. For news and features sections. By Anna Barnes. FOR DETROIT, PLANET DETROIT AND ALL POINTS. 

w/MICHIGAN’S VENICE COVER: Credit: Wayne State University Press.

w/MICHIGAN’S VENICE PHOTO HARRISON: Author Daniel Harrison is anticipating publication of his book, Michigan’s Venice. Credit: Kelsey Giffin.

w/MICHIGAN’S VENICE PHOTO ALGAL BLOOM: Algal blooms highlight the natural beauty of Lake St. Clair and its canals. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory, Joshua Stevens.

CLIMATE MIGRANTS: Michigan and other Great Lakes states may become destinations for climate migrants from other parts of the country beset with rising sea levels, drought, extreme weather and other adverse consequences of climate change. A U-M expert, whose team expects to work with Grand Rapids, Duluth and Buffalo to implement urban planning strategies. By Kayla Nelsen. FOR MARQUETTE, IRON MOUNTAIN, GREENVILLE, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS AND ALL POINTS.

w/CLIMATE MIGRANTS GRAPHIC: University of Michigan Assistant Professor Derek Van Berke researches how cities can plan for a possible influx of climate change migrants. Credit: University of Michigan 



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