In Michigan
6:09 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

Study: Local gov'ts should not wait to adopt medical marijuana rules

LANSING, MI –
A new report suggests Michigan's voter-approved medical marijuana law should be re-written. But, as Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the study's author also says that's unlikely unless the law is successfully challenged in court.

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In Michigan
6:06 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

Schauer, Walberg trade attacks during debate

Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek) and former congressman Tim Walberg (R-Tipton) are competing to win Michigan's 7th congressional district seat.
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Charlotte, MI –

The two candidates running for Michigan's 7th congressional district traded jabs and accusations in a public debate Wednesday night in Charlotte. One of the most highly charged issues between Democrat Mark Schauer and Republican Tim Walberg was Social Security.

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In Michigan
5:26 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

GM chairman predicts $20 to $25 share price in IPO

DETROIT –
General Motors Chairman Ed Whitacre says that the company's stock will debut at a price somewhere between $20 to $25 a share when its initial public offering takes place next month.

WOAI-TV and the San Antonio Express-News say that Whitacre spoke about the price at the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce in Texas.

GM has not officially announced a date or price for the initial stock sale. Regulators still need to accept the sale plan.

Whitacre says it's too early to state the exact price.

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In Michigan
4:41 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

Bernero announces distressed property plan

DETROIT –


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero has proposed a plan to reclaim distressed property statewide and offer developers cheap or free land, interest-free loans, and no taxes for up to 12 years.

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In Michigan
4:40 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

Rights Commission condemns Ass't AG who targeted gay student

LANSING, MI –
The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has adopted a resolution condemning the behavior of Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell for his personal campaign against the University of Michigan's openly gay student body president. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta, the resolution also calls on his boss, Attorney General Mike Cox, to launch an investigation.

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WKAR Features
1:23 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

Rogers and Enderle running quiet races in the 8th congressional district

Democrat Lance Enderle is challenging incumbent Rep. Mike Rogers for Michigan's eighth congressional district seat.
Courtesy Photo

East Lansing, MI –

Lance Enderle knows he has an uphill battle. He's running as the Democratic candidate for the congressional seat in the 8th district.

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Election 2010
10:41 am
Wed October 13, 2010

7th District Debate: Schauer v. Walberg

Left: Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek). Right: Tim Walberg (R-Tipton).
Courtesy Photos

Charlotte, MI – Incumbent Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek) and former congressman Tim Walberg (R-Tipton) squared off in a highly charged debate Wednesday night in Charlotte.

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Sports
6:28 am
Wed October 13, 2010

Yip's goal gives Avalanche 5-4 SO win over Wings

DETROIT – Brandon Yip's goal in the sixth round of the shootout gave the Colorado Avalanche a 5-4 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

David Jones had two goals goal and an assist in regulation, and Ryan O'Reilly and Daniel Winnik also scored for Colorado. Peter Budaj stopped 24 shots.

Johan Franzen had two goals, and Pavel Datsyuk and Patrick Eaves also scored for Detroit. Todd Bertuzzi and Nicklas Lidstrom had two assists, and Jimmy Howard made 34
saves.


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In Michigan
6:08 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Bernero skips State Board of Education appearance

LANSING, MI –


Democratic nominee for governor Virg Bernero skipped a scheduled appearance before the State Board of Education Tuesday. Bernero and Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Brian Calley were on the agenda to present their education platforms and ideas.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Right Start report shows stalling in birth improvements

LANSING, MI – Advocates for mother and infant health say the negative effects of budget cuts are reflected in Michigan's pregnancy statistics. The Right Start report from the Michigan League for Human Services says an uptick in low birth weights is of particular concern.

Jane Zehnder-Merrell is with the group. She says vital programs that help ensure the health of mothers and their babies are being cut.

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