CNS budget, March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021 CNS Budget — Week 7

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Judy Putnam

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS tech manager Eryn Ho at (616) 485-9295; hoeryn@msu.edu.  For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Reminder to Editors: All CNS members can use any of our current and archived stories and visuals. CNS members can also use parts of our stories to incorporate into their own staff’s reporting and can integrate staff reporting into CNS stories. In either case, please credit CNS and our correspondent with a joint byline or a credit line at the bottom.

CNS budget, March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021 CNS Budget — Week 6

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Judy Putnam

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Eryn Ho at (616) 485-9295; hoeryn@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. WELCOME MONROE NEWS AND BEDFORD NOW: We’re pleased to welcome our newest CNS member newspapers. MICHIGAN JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME: Seven journalists will be inducted this spring: 

Longtime Detroit radio and TV broadcaster Al Allen MSU sports editor-in-residence Joanne Gerstner, whose Michigan credits include stints at the Detroit News, Flint Journal and Lansing State JournalJournalist Tom Henderson, whose career included stints at the Detroit Free Press, Observer & Eccentric Newspapers, Michigan Runnermagazine, Monthly Detroit, Detroit News, Corporate Detroit magazine and Crain’s Detroit BusinessJean Jennings, the former editor-in-chief at Automobile magazineEdward Lapham, a retired reporter and editor at Automotive NewsMarjorie Sorge, a labor and auto writer at Automotive News and the Detroit News and editor at Automotive Industries and Ward’s Auto WorldMusic journalist Susan Whitall, formerly of the Detroit News and past editor-in-chief of Michigan-based Creem magazine. Here’s  your file:

WOMEN LEGISLATORS: Nationally, a record number of women serve in state legislatures, including 36.5% of Michigan representatives and senators.

CNS budget, Feb. 26, 2021

Feb. 26, 2021 CNS Budget — Week 5

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Judy Putnam

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Eryn Ho at (616) 485-9295; hoeryn@msu.edu.  For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. HERE’S YOUR FILE:

ORGAN DONORS: A new survey of Michigan and Ohio teens explores reasons why some sign up to be organ donors and others refuse. Participants were taking drivers’ ed at schools run by an Ann Arbor-based company.

CNS budget, Feb. 19, 2021

Feb. 19, 2021 CNS Budget — Week 4

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Judy Putnam

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Eryn Ho at (616) 485-9295; hoeryn@msu.edu.  For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Here’s your file:

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SNOW DAYS: With remote learning, why do school districts still call snow days? Reasons include the fact that some students, especially in Northern Michigan and other rural areas in the state, lack reliable access to the internet and computers.

CNS budget, Feb. 12, 2021

Feb. 12, 2021 CNS Budget — Week 3

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Judy Putnam

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Eryn Ho at (616) 485-9295; hoeryn@msu.edu.  For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Here is your file:

AGRICULTURAL HOUSING: Michigan should do more to provide safe, affordable housing for the tens of thousands of farmworkers essential to the agriculture industry, a new task force report says. A new Migrant Labor Housing Advisory Board is charged with helping the state address the issue.

CNS budget, Feb. 5, 2021

2/5/2021 CNS Budget — Week 2

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman and Judy Putnam

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Eryn Ho at (616) 485-9295; hoeryn@msu.edu. 

For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Here is your file: 

SCHOOL NURSES: The pandemic is putting an additional burden on school nurses who find themselves doing contact tracing, looking for symptoms of the disease among students and staff and their traditional duties. We hear from school nurses in the Big Rapids and Ottawa Intermediate districts and from a consultant for the state Education and Health & Human Services departments. By Tia Potsema. FOR BIG RAPIDS, HOLLAND AND ALL POINTS.

CNS budget, Jan. 29, 2021

Jan. 29, 2021 CNS Budget — Week 1

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Judy Putnam

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Eryn Ho at (616) 485-9295; hoeryn@msu.edu.  For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. WELCOME TO THE NEW SEMESTER: Our new cadre of correspondents looks forward to serving you this spring semester. Here is your file:

HOME REHABILITATION: Housing rehabilitation loan programs in Grand Rapids are aimed at improving safety and increasing the value of homes in older parts of the city.

CNS environmental & COVID-19 budget, Jan. 11, 2021

CNS ENVIRONMENTAL & COVID-19 BUDGET

Jan. 11, 2021

To: CNS Editors

From: David Poulson and Judy Putnam

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Eryn Ho at (616) 485-9295; hoeryn@msu.edu. 

For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Editors: This special winter break package contains a mix of original stories on the COVID-19 pandemic and environmental topics. Due to a change in the MSU schedule, our 1st regular file of the spring semester will be on Friday, Jan. 29.

CNS bonus budget, Dec. 18, 2020

CNS BONUS FILE BUDGET

Dec. 18, 2020

To: CNS Editors

From: David Poulson and Judy Putnam

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Eryn Ho at (616) 485-9295;  hoeryn@msu.edu. 

For other matters, contact Dave Poulson at (517) 899-1640; poulson@msu.edu. Note: This is a bonus file that contains a new story about Michigan board game sales and some evergreen stories that already moved this semester but that you may have not yet used. Our first file of the spring semester is Friday, Jan. 22.

CNS budget, Dec. 11, 2020

12/11/20 CNS Budget — Week 14

To: CNS Editors

From: David Poulson and Judy Putnam

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Eryn Ho at (616) 485-9295; hoeryn@msu.edu. 

For other matters, contact Dave Poulson at (517) 899-1640; poulson@msu.edu. Editors: Note that this is the last regular file of the semester. We will move a bonus file next week of still-timely stories reported earlier this semester but that you may have not yet published. Here is your file:

HUNGERSPIKE: As the holiday season approaches, the demand for food in Michigan is at a record high because of  COVID-19, according to the state’s food banks. The need for volunteers to distribute it is also at record levels.