In Michigan
7:18 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

Granholm touts renewable energy in Stockholm

LANSING, MI –
Governor Granholm was inducted into Sweden's Royal Order of the Polar Star on the final day of her week-long overseas trip to seek jobs and investment for Michigan. She was honored for her work promoting renewable energy partnerships between Swedish companies and Michigan businesses. The governor says Sweden has made a major commitment to renewable energy, such as converting waste to fuel.

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In Michigan
7:13 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

Fiat: 35 percent Chrysler share set for 2011

MILAN –
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne, who also runs Chrysler LCC, has confirmed that Fiat expects to raise its stake in Chrysler to 35% by the end of 2011.

Fiat plans to raise its 20 percent share to 25 percent with the introduction of the iconic Fiat 500 city car to be launched in the U.S. in January. Marchionne said that 5 percent increase should take effect in the fourth quarter of this year, or first quarter of next.

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In Michigan
7:09 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

Next Mich. governor will face large budget deficit

LANSING, MI –


Gubernatorial candidates Rick Snyder and Virg Bernero say they don't plan to raise Michigan residents' taxes and that they'll cut business taxes so companies can create more jobs.

Fulfilling those promises could turn the job of balancing Michigan's next budget into a Herculean task.

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WKAR Features
6:41 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

100 years of journalism at MSU

Lucinda Davenport
Courtesy photo

EAST LANSING, MI –

Students have been studying journalism at Michigan State University for 100 years.

On Saturday, the MSU School of Journalism will host a day-long event to celebrate the centennial. The gathering will be held at the East Lansing Marriott.

WKAR's Scott Pohl recently spoke with Lucinda Davenport, director of MSU's Journalism School.


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In Michigan
6:39 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

Clinton to visit Detroit, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek

LANSING, MI –


Former President Bill Clinton will campaign Sunday in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Battle Creek with several Democratic candidates.

Clinton will begin his Michigan swing with an early afternoon event with gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero at Fellowship Chapel in Detroit.

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In Michigan
5:46 am
Thu October 21, 2010

Milliken endorses Snyder for governor

DETROIT, MI – It may not seem surprising that Milliken, a Republican, is endorsing a Republican for governor. But he has not always been quick to throw his support behind Republican candidates. He has been outspoken about his discontent with the direction of the Republican Party in recent years. But he thinks Snyder will appeal to the same moderate demographic he once did. And he thinks that will translate to working well with the Legislature.

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In Michigan
11:35 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

East Lansing considers new medical marijuana ordinances

East Lansing, MI – East Lansing is considering three separate ordinances regarding medical marijuana.

Voters approved legalizing medical marijuana last year. Since then, municipalities have been struggling with the best ways to regulate the sale and trade of marijuana for medicinal use.

East Lansing city councilmember Nathan Triplett says last night's hearing was helpful in crafting the city's future policy.

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In Michigan
9:05 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

GM to invest $37-million in Delta twp plant

Delta Township, MI – General Motors officials have announced the company will invest $37-million to make improvements and upgrades to its Lansing Delta Township plant. Officials say the investment will keep the plant competitive in the global automotive market.

Gerald Johnson is GM's Manufacturing Manager. He says the company has to be more responsible with its investments following its bankruptcy last year.

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In Michigan
7:27 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

General Motors to invest in Lansing Delta Township plant

LANSING, MI –
General Motors said Wednesday that it will invest $37 million in its Lansing Delta Township assembling plant. The money will be spent on tooling and equipment to improve its manufacturing capabilities.

The company builds Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Arcadia crossover vehicles at the plant, which opened in 2006. GM said sales of these vehicles grew 36 percent in September.

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In Michigan
7:14 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

Dems air statewide attack ad against Justice Young

LANSING, MI –


The Michigan Democratic Party is running its first statewide TV ad against Republican Supreme Court Justice Robert Young Jr., linking him to the oil spill last summer in the Kalamazoo River.

The ad unveiled Wednesday says Michigan citizens won't be able to hold Enbridge Inc. accountable because of a 2007 court decision supported by Young.

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