CNS budget, March. 27, 2020

CNS budget, March. 27, 2020 – Week 10

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf

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

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. HERE’S YOUR FILE:

CORONAVIRUS-RELATED COVERAGE:

MICHIGAN OLYMPIANS: Where does postponement of the summer Olympics until 2021 leave the elite athletes who’ve been training hard for Tokyo? A Team USA softball player from Allen Park and a Team USA BMX racer from Southwest Michigan share their thoughts.

CNS budget, March. 20, 2020

CNS budget, March. 20, 2020 – Week 9

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf

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

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. HALL OF FAME POSTPONED: The April Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been postponed because of the coronavirus crisis. The hope is to honor the 2020 inductees later, but no decision has been made on when the event will be rescheduled.

CNS budget March 13, 2020

CNS budget March 13, 2020 – Week 8

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf

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

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Here’s your file:

LOCAL CONTROL: Local plastic bag bans? Nope. Local restrictions on dog breeds?

CNS budget Feb. 28, 2020

CNS budget Feb. 28, 2020 – Week 7

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf

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

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Editors: CNS will not file stories on Friday, March 3, because of the MSU spring break. We will resume our regular schedule on Friday, March 10.

CNS budget Feb. 21, 2020 – Week 6

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf

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

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Editors: This is our first in-depth week filing of the semester. 

Here’s your file:

BREATHALYZERS: All 203 breathalyzers pulled from law enforcement agencies because of problems are back in service, and the State Police continue to investigate possible wrongdoing. The problems led to dismissal of a drunken driving case in Montcalm County and exclusion of evidence in Detroit cases. We hear from the Tecumseh police chief, the Montcalm County undersheriff, the State Police and a Western Michigan University expert.

CNS budget Jan. 31, 2020

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf

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

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Here’s your file:

FERAL SWINE: The number of feral swine in the state is declining, but there’s still concern about their transmitting diseases to domestic pigs — threatening a $500-million-a-year industry — and to people, as well as damage to vegetation. Allegan, Cass, Branch, St. Joseph and Ottawa counties are the top producers.

CNS BUDGET – Jan. 24, 2020

Jan. 24, 2020

To: CNS Editors

From: Dave Poulson & Sheila Schimpf

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

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Here’s your file:

COMMERCIAL GUIDES: Commercial hunting and fishing guides would need state licenses under a proposal pending in a House committee. Supporters say that would provide additional safety for hunters and anglers if guides must carry liability insurance and know CPR and first aid.

CNS Budget – Jan. 17, 2020

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf

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

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Editors:  This is our 1st file of the spring semester. Welcome Fowlerville: The Fowlerville News and Views is the newest member of Capital News Service. Here’s your file:

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: The Association of Counties is pressing the Legislature to change county commissioner terms from two to four years.

Jan. 8, 2020 CNS BONUS Budget

To: CNS Editors

From: Eric Freedman

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

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 or (517) 256-3873; freedma5@msu.edu. Editors:  This is our 3rd winter break bonus budget with a commentary by CNS director Eric Freedman and Michigan stories from our partner Great Lakes Echo. Our first file of the spring semester will be on Friday, Jan. 17.

12/13/19 CNS BONUS Budget

To: CNS Editors

From: David Poulson

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

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact Dave Poulson at (517) 432-5417 or (517) 899-1640; poulson@msu.edu. Editors:  The first story is a new one shared by our partner at Great Lakes Echo. The rest of this package is our traditional end-of-semester bonus week package of still-timely stories you may not have had space for earlier.  During the winter break we plan to move one or two packages of Michigan-focused environmental stories in partnership with Great Lakes Echo. Our first file of the spring semester is Friday, Jan.