In Michigan
6:28 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

GM announcement prompts cheerleading for Bernero

LANSING, MI –

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In Michigan
6:23 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

High winds pummel Mich., 111,000 without power

DETROIT –
More than 110,000 homes and businesses remain without power after a two-day storm that caused one death in Michigan and knocked out power to more than 200,000 utility
customers roared across the country.

DTE spokesman Len Singer says 16,000 customers remained blacked out Thursday, down from 70,000 the previous day. He says power is expected to be restored to most Thursday night.

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In Michigan
6:14 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

Land predicts Mich. voter turnout about 52 percent

LANSING, MI –


Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land estimates about 3.8 million voters across the state will turn out for Tuesday's election.

That's 52 percent of Michigan's 7.3 million registered voters and similar to the turnout in the 2006 gubernatorial election.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

Granholm says taxpayer support permanent part of manufacturing

LANSING, MI –
Governor Granholm says taxpayer support is now a permanent part of manufacturing in the United States and Michigan. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta, she says that's a new reality of global competition.

AUDIO:
Governor Granholm says the federal automotive bailout is starting to pay off - and proof of that is General Motors' plans to go head to head against Mercedes and BMW with a new Lansing-built luxury compact car.

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In Michigan
4:46 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

GM makes it official: Cadillac expanding in Lansing

LANSING, MI –


It's official. General Motors will add a new, Lansing-made Cadillac to its vehicle lineup.

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In Michigan
4:45 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

Schuette's campaign pulls ad about Flint officer

FLINT, MI –


The campaign of Michigan Republican attorney general candidate Bill Schuette has agreed to stop airing a campaign ad after the parents of a Flint police officer who died during a 2005 chase said it was "disrespectful."

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WKAR Features
2:01 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

Lansing School District Proposing Sinking Fund Millage

LANSING, MI –

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In Michigan
7:41 am
Thu October 28, 2010

Next governor must decide on business tax breaks

Lansing, MI –

The Number One job facing the next governor will be resuscitating Michigan's economy. The employment rate has been slowly improving, and Michigan's expected to see a small net gain in jobs next year.

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Sports
6:17 am
Thu October 28, 2010

Nets rally late to beat Pistons

NEWARK, NJ – Anthony Morrow hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26 seconds to play and the New Jersey Nets gave Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov a win in his first game as their owner with a 101-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

The Nets outscored the Pistons 13-3 in the final 1:40 to give Avery Johnson a win in his first game as coach - coming much quicker than last season, when they set an NBA record losing their first 18 games.

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In Michigan
6:26 pm
Wed October 27, 2010

NCAA gives graduation rates for Michigan schools

DETROIT –
The University of Michigan's men's basketball team has a graduation rate of 36 percent in the latest figures released by the NCAA.

The NCAA's annual Graduation Success Rate report says 79% of all Division I athletes entering school between 2000-01 and 2003-04 earned a degree within six years.

Michigan's men's basketball team was at 36%, but the football team was at 72%, above the national average for major college football programs.

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