cs131217 http://wkar.org en Current State #222 | December 17, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-222-december-17-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State:</em> the Lansing-Ingham County pensions dispute; regulating wetlands; Kids Count 2013; and pseudo-academic research journals.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:03:52 +0000 Current State 46796 at http://wkar.org City COO expects resolution to county 911 dispute http://wkar.org/post/city-coo-expects-resolution-county-911-dispute <p></p><p></p><p>Last week, <a href="http://bc.ingham.org/Home.aspx">Ingham County commissioners</a> voted 13 to 1 to demand that the city of Lansing pay the $1.1-million the county says it is owed for pension and health insurance obligations for the 34&nbsp; city-employed 911 dispatchers who were transferred last year to the&nbsp; new Ingham County dispatch center. The county’s deadline is January 15th.&nbsp; If payment is not received by then, they say they’ll sue the city. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:02:30 +0000 Current State 46805 at http://wkar.org City COO expects resolution to county 911 dispute Feds could revoke Michigan's wetland authority http://wkar.org/post/feds-could-revoke-michigans-wetland-authority <p></p><p></p><p>Michigan is one of only two state that have the authority to regulate federal wetlands within their borders. However, the Environmental Protection Agency may revoke that power. Last week, the EPA held a hearing to determine if <a href="http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OW-2013-0710-0001">Michigan’s environmental standards</a> for wetland management meet federal benchmarks. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:00:44 +0000 Current State 46800 at http://wkar.org Feds could revoke Michigan's wetland authority Kids survey: Abuse, neglect and hunger up in Ingham County http://wkar.org/post/kids-survey-abuse-neglect-and-hunger-ingham-county <p></p><p></p><p>A sharply growing percentage of <a href="http://www.mlpp.org/kc-counties-new-2013-3/Ingham%20DBNEWS%202013.pdf">Ingham County children</a> appear to be victims of abuse and neglect.&nbsp; And five years after the great recession, more children in Ingham County remain eligible for food assistance than the statewide average. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:58:44 +0000 Current State 46799 at http://wkar.org Kids survey: Abuse, neglect and hunger up in Ingham County Are academic journals for hire? http://wkar.org/post/are-academic-journals-hire <p></p><p></p><p>The role of the academic journal in advancing research findings is changing rapidly. A <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/health/for-scientists-an-exploding-world-of-pseudo-academia.html?_r=1&amp;">New York Times</a> article earlier this year looked at the problem of pseudo-academic journals which had names similar to well-established ones, and which charged hefty fees for publication. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:56:08 +0000 Current State 46798 at http://wkar.org Are academic journals for hire?