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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In Michigan
7:10 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

AP source: Clinton to campaign for Mich Democrats

LANSING, MI –


Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Michigan Sunday to campaign for Democratic candidates.

A person with knowledge of the plans tells The Associated Press that Clinton will campaign with gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero in Detroit. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the visit had not been officially announced.

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In Michigan
6:38 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

State jobless rate drops slightly to 13 percent

LANSING, MI –

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In Michigan
6:05 pm
Wed October 20, 2010

Poll shows Democratic Reps. Schauer, Peters ahead

LANSING, MI –


A new poll shows Democratic U.S. Reps. Mark Schauer and Gary Peters apparently are leading in the 7th and 9th districts.

The EPIC-MRA poll shows 45% back Schauer while 39% support former GOP Rep. Tim Walberg. Seven percent back a third-party candidate, and 9% were undecided.

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In Michigan
5:36 am
Wed October 20, 2010

Stevens T. Mason to lie in state under the dome

Stevens T. Mason

LANSING, MI – For decades, little attention was paid to Michigan's first governor. This summer, Detroit officials remodeling a downtown park dug up the remains of Stevens T. Mason. They plan to move his body to a new plot. But before that happens, Mason will lie in state at the Capitol in Lansing.
WKAR's Gretchen Millich has our story.

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