In Michigan
10:52 am
Thu October 14, 2010

Lansing city councilmembers' decorum called into question

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LANSING, MI – Lansing officials aren't giving up on getting a tax incentive plan for a housing project near the City Market passed by city council. The council rejected the incentive plan Monday night, throwing the development into question. It's not the first time the Lansing city council has disagreed over how the city should move forward.

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Sports
6:27 am
Thu October 14, 2010

Michigan State's Izzo to receive coaching award

LOS ANGELES – Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo will be honored with the Legends of Coaching award as part of the John R. Wooden Award ceremony in 2011.

Izzo will receive the award at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in April, along with the men's and women's Wooden Award winners as college basketball's players of the year.

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Sports
6:25 am
Thu October 14, 2010

Novak scores 22 points, Mavs beat Pistons

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Steve Novak scored 22 points to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 101-96 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game at Van Andel Arena.

The Mavericks (2-3) led 71-67 going into the fourth quarter and took a seven-point lead at 94-87 with 2 minutes to play on Novak's 3-pointer.

Austin Daye had 16 points and five rebounds for Detroit (2-2).

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In Michigan
6:20 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

Lansing debates how to spend the surplus

LANSING, MI –
Governor Granholm's proposal to use part of a projected budget surplus to fund the Pure Michigan ad campaign is drawing some heat in Lansing

AUDIO: The governor and tourism advocates say the Pure Michigan ad campaign creates jobs and is a net revenue maker for the state. And they argue Pure Michigan should have been better funded.

This is Republican state Representative Dave Hildenbrand.

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In Michigan
6:18 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

Republican TV ad attacks Leyton about 2006 case

LANSING, MI –


A new Michigan Republican Party TV ad claims that Democratic attorney general candidate David Leyton failed to fully prosecute a 2006 murder case as Genesee County prosecutor. The 30-second ad began airing Wednesday on broadcast and cable stations statewide.

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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.

AUDIO:

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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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