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.
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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).
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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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Top Stories
4:43 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Granholm vetoes bill expanding Sunday liquor sales

LANSING, MI –
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Sunday morning liquor sales.

The governor has pushed for the change in past years.

But she said in a Tuesday letter to state lawmakers that the bill makes other changes that could open the state to a court challenge similar to the one Michigan lost when it tried to limit alcoholic beverage sales by out-of-state businesses.

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In Michigan
4:13 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Granholm vetoes Sunday morning alcohol sales

LANSING, MI –
Governor Granholm has vetoed a bill that would have allowed alcohol sales on Sunday mornings and Christmas day. The governor says she'd be willing to revisit the issue.

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The bill was quickly patched together by lawmakers and lobbyists in one evening before the Legislature took a break until after the November elections.

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In Michigan
4:13 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Governor signs higher ed budget, vetoes part of stimulus money for schools

LANSING, MI –
Governor Granholm used her line-item veto power to reject the Legislature's plan to spend $316 million in federal stimulus money for classrooms. This could set the stage for a new fight with lawmakers and schools.

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In Michigan
4:12 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Report shows state's concern over Detroit finances

DETROIT –
A state report paints a gloomy financial picture of Detroit as the city struggles to cut into a budget deficit while taking on more long-term debt.

The nonpartisan Senate Fiscal Agency issued the report Tuesday. It looks at how Detroit's dire financial situation might impact the rest of the state.

The city already has $1.4 billion in outstanding municipal bonds, and the report says payments will continue to be a long-term drain on city coffers.

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