In Michigan
6:41 am
Mon November 1, 2010

Campaigns head into final stretch

UNDATED –


Political campaigns turn their attention Monday from persuading voters to making sure their supporters turn out to vote Tuesday. Candidates spent the weekend campaigning.

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Sports
11:14 am
Sun October 31, 2010

Iowa hands Michigan State first loss 37-6

Iowa City, Iowa – Iowa tossed Michigan State off the pile of unbeaten teams and turned the Big Ten race into a scramble for the Rose Bowl.

Ricky Stanzi threw three touchdown passes, and defensive backs Tyler Sash and Micah Hyde combined for a spectacular interception return score, as the 18th-ranked Hawkeyes stomped the fifth-ranked Spartans 37-6 on Saturday.

Adam Robinson added a pair of touchdowns for charged-up Iowa, which rolled out to a 30-0 halftime lead and dealt a crushing blow to the Spartans' national title hopes.

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In Michigan
6:37 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Voracious Asian fruit fly found in Michigan

EAST LANSING, MI –
Officials say a voracious Asian fruit fly that appeared in California in 2008 and since has spread in the Pacific Northwest and other areas has been found for the first time in the Midwest.

Michigan State University Extension announced Friday that the spotted wing Drosophila was found in traps set by entomologists in southwestern Michigan. Male and female flies were found in late September and early October.

The flies target berry crops, cherries, grapes and tree fruit, with a preference for softer fleshed fruit.

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In Michigan
6:34 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Snyder, Bernero both seek education improvements

LANSING, MI –


Gubernatorial candidates Rick Snyder and Virg Bernero agree that Michigan's public school system isn't working as well as it should.

But Bernero, whose wife is a Lansing elementary school principal, and Snyder, whose daughter attends an Ann Arbor private school, differ on how to help school districts improve.

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In Michigan
6:30 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Tea Party activists gather in Jackson, around state

JACKSON, MI –


National Tea Party activists held a series of rallies in Michigan on Friday.

About 500 people braved the chill morning air in Jackson to listen to speeches and
patriotic songs.

Tea Party Express chairwoman Amy Kramer urged the Jackson crowd to vote for
conservative candidates, especially for Congress.

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Election 2010
6:23 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Snyder in Detroit as candidates head in to final stretch

DETROIT –


The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor are making stops around Michigan Friday to drum up support before the election next Tuesday.

Republican candidate Rick Snyder was in Detroit. He received the endorsement of several Detroit pastors.

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WKAR Features
6:20 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Voters will decide whether to re-write state constitution

LANSING, MI –
The last time Michigan re-wrote its constitution was the early 1960s. The state was coming out of a recession and it was difficult getting balanced budgets passed. Most state revenue was locked into specific purposes, so it was difficult to manage money when a crisis hit. Unemployment was high. People were fed up.

Sound familiar?

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

UM student leader, attorney seek disbarment for Shirvell

ANN ARBOR, MI –
A student leader at the University of Michigan has filed a professional misconduct complaint against an assistant state attorney general. The complaint says Andrew Shirvell violated professional conduct rules by stalking, harassing, and telling lies about U-of-M's openly gay student body president.

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Science/Tech
10:32 am
Fri October 29, 2010

Voracious Asian fruit fly found in Michigan

EAST LANSING, MI – Officials say a voracious Asian fruit fly that appeared in California in 2008 and since has spread in the Pacific Northwest and other areas has been found for the first time in the Midwest.

Michigan State University Extension announced Friday that the spotted wing Drosophila was found in traps set by entomologists in southwestern Michigan. Male and female flies were found in late September and early October.

The flies target berry crops, cherries, grapes and tree fruit, with a preference for softer fleshed fruit.

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WKAR Features
7:37 am
Fri October 29, 2010

Candidates want more focus on early childhood education

LANSING, MI –

Both the Republican and Democratic candidates for governor say education is a high priority. They both say that commitment includes doing more to promote early childhood learning. But they offer few details.

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