Shipping Strike Averted

The Great Lakes Sailors Union has decided not to strike against two steel-hauling fleets this year. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Mike Simonson reports, a strike could have been disastrous for an otherwise strong shipping season:

Great Lakes Shippers May Face New Fees

The U-S Coast Guard has resurrected a proposal to make commercial shippers pay for ice breaking and buoy-tending services. But industry officials say it’ll cause an unfair burden on Great Lakes shipping companies. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Mike Simonson reports:

Sprawl Slows Emergency Response

Suburban communities near American cities have been expanding for decades. And as they grow, more and more farmland is being paved over to make way for new roads and subdivisions. But a study being released today (Wednesday, March 4) finds that the desire for big homes on big lots may come at the expense of personal health and safety. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Steve Frenkel reports: