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Articles for week of Friday, November 21,
A state representative offers a doomed-to-defeat bill that would
provide a $3,000-a-year state tax credit to people who walk or
take public transportation to work. The sponsor says the proposal
would reduce sprawl, traffic congestion and air pollution, with
the primary benefit for residents in urban areas. By Kyle Martin.
FOR MICHIGAN CITIZEN, C&G & ALL POINTS.
Mason County’s unemployment rate is down, although still
above the state figure, as Michigan Works! and the Family Independence
Agency look for jobs for the jobless. By Gitte Laasby. FOR LUDINGTON,
GRAND RAPIDS & ALL POINTS.
-- If the federal government – under fire by the World
Trade Organization – lifts U.S. tariffs on imported steel,
the move could hurt Great Lakes shippers but may benefit the
auto industry and other Michigan manufacturers . By Alex Nixon.
FOR MARQUETTE, TRAVERSE CITY, GRAND RAPIDS, PETOSKEY & ALL
-- Already battered by a 75-percent cut
in state aid earlier this year, adult education programs are
bracing for another potential hit as the governor and Legislature
wrestle with the budget deficit. By Aleks Tapinsh. FOR SOUTH
BEND, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN CITIZEN, HILLSDALE &
-- The Auditor General has criticized DEQ for being too slow
in implementing a new air quality permit system for industry
and utilities. By Alex Nixon. FOR ALPENA, GRAND RAPIDS, TRAVERSE
CITY & ALL POINTS.
-- Police patrols will be increased over the Thanksgiving
holiday weekend to enforce the buckle-up law and discourage drunken
driving. By Kyle Martin. FOR ALL POINTS.
Another potential round of state budget cuts could threaten
local police and fire departments, legislators and local officials
warn. By Matt Wenzel. FOR STURGIS, THREE RIVERS & SOUTH
A Wayne County sheriff’s program to track down accused drunken
drivers who fail to appear in court has already netted about 60
no-shows, including repeat offenders. The Michigan Sheriffs Association
says Wayne County is on the cutting edge but no other counties
are poised to duplicate the enforcement effort. By Kyle Martin.
FOR C&G & ALL POINTS.
A Detroit senator wants the state to create a loan program for
child care providers, especially those in low-income areas.
By Emily Sorger. FOR MICHIGAN CITIZEN & ALL POINTS.
-- In a bid to thwart identity theft and protect privacy, a
Senate bill would limit the ability of retailers to request
Social Security numbers from their customers. FOR THREE RIVERS,
STURGIS, SOUTH BEND, GRAND RAPIDS, LANSING, GREENVILLE &
-- Tips to the DNR anti-poaching hotline
are up, and so are arrests of poachers. By Carl Lindquist. For
news, outdoors or sports sections. FOR MONROE, C&G &
-- There’s growing opposition to the U.S. Patriot Act
from civil rights and civil liberties groups. A state senator
from Detroit is pushing a resolution critical of the sweeping
post-Sept. 11 law, but U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers denies that abuses
have occurred. By Matt Wenzel. FOR MICHIGAN CITIZEN, C&G,
LANSING & ALL POINTS.
A Senate bill would create a group to investigate whether police
in Michigan should be allowed to use alternatives to the polygraph
for interrogation. By Aileo Weinmann. FOR LUDINGTON, MANISTEE,
HOLLAND, GREENVILLE & ALL POINTS.
A legislative proposal would ban televisions, computer monitors
and other e-waste from Michigan landfills as a way to avoid
contamination lead and other hazardous materials used to manufacture
them. By Aileo Weinmann. FOR LANSING, GRAND RAPIDS & ALL
It’s hunting season, not just for deer but also for deadbeat
parents who can afford to pay child support but don’t.
Mason County’s delinquents owe close to $8 million. By
Gitte Laasby. FOR LUDINGTON.
Hunting with falcons and other birds of prey is growing in popularity
in Michigan, though the number of participants remains small.
To encourage the trend, a Monroe legislator wants to extend
a program that lets Michigan residents trap their own birds
in the state. For news, outdoors or sports sections. By Carl
Lindquist. FOR MONROE, CADILLAC, MARQUETTE, PETOSKEY, LUDINGTON,
MANISTEE, LAPEER, HOLLAND, HILLSDALE, SOUTH BEND, THREE RIVERS
& ALL POINTS.