LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm is in Sweden this week as she wraps up what is likely her final economic development trip overseas. The governor says the Swedish trip is focused on meeting with renewable energy companies and convincing them to locate or expand in Michigan.
This is the governor's 11th trip to Europe or Asia in search of jobs. She says her administration's plan has been to focus on some specific growth industries and countries that offer partnerships in those sectors.
While Michigan State University has ended undergraduate programs at its campus in Dubai, one Masters program, in Human Resources and Labor Relations, remains. Fourteen students are currently enrolled in the program.
WKAR's Scott Pohl recently spoke with the interim director of MSU-Dubai, Kevin Dunseath on a somewhat unstable phone line from the United Arab Emirates. They talked about student morale, and how hard Dubai was hit by the worldwide economic crisis.
LANSING, MI – A key figure in Michigan's medical marijuana law says the measure needs to evolve to include a framework for state regulated distribution. Karen O'Keefe was the lead author of the law that was approved by 63% of state voters in 2008.
"We've actually had six states that have either set up or have enacted laws to allow well regulated state level distribution," O'Keefe says. "And I think that it would be wonderful if Michigan were to follow suit and to also have its law evolve."
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes to lead the New York Giants to a 28-20 victory over Detroit and send the error-prone Lions to an NFL record-tying 24th straight road loss.
Safety Deon Grant preserved the third straight win for the Giants (4-2) on Sunday by forcing and recovering a fumble by Lions' receiver Nate Burleson at the Giants 42 with about five minutes to go and New York ahead by four points.
East Lansing, MI – Michigan State's latest letdown lasted only a half -- and that's one sign these Spartans could be headed for a memorable season.
Kirk Cousins threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to B.J. Cunningham in the third quarter, helping No. 13 Michigan State to its best start in more than four decades with a 26-6 win over Illinois on Saturday. The Spartans started slowly a week after beating Michigan, but they outscored the Illini 23-0 in the second half.