In Michigan
6:20 pm
Tue September 21, 2010

Lansing biomanufacturer to develop new vaccine

LANSING, MI –


Lansing biotech company Emergent Biosolutions says it will study the development of a 'next-generation' anthrax vaccine.

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In Michigan
5:45 pm
Tue September 21, 2010

Community Health budget gets boost

LANSING, MI –

The Legislature has approved increased funding for Medicaid next year. As Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber reports, Medicaid got a boost to restore programs that had been cut in previous years.

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In Michigan
5:25 pm
Tue September 21, 2010

No Bridge cards at casinos, says MI Senate

LANSING, MI –
People with Bridge cards may soon be prohibited from using the welfare debit cards to make cash withdrawals at Detroit casino ATMs. The state Senate approved a measure that would prohibit the Bridge-card withdrawals.

State Senator Bill Hardiman says one of the Detroit casinos has already allowed for $87,000 to be withdrawn with the cards.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Tue September 21, 2010

Snyder at Gateway when 1996 discrimination alleged

LANSING, MI –


During GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder's tenure as president of Gateway Inc., the U.S. Department of Labor charged the computer maker with denying support technician jobs to 26 qualified female applicants.

Gateway never admitted to any wrongdoing. It offered to hire the women and gave each $4,630 in back pay.

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In Michigan
11:53 pm
Mon September 20, 2010

Lansing city council passes medical marijuana rule

LANSING, MI – The city of Lansing has adopted an ordinance regulating the sale and trade of medical marijuana. The ordinance covers caregivers who work from their homes.

It would prohibit those who live near schools and churches from distributing the drug from their home.

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In Michigan
6:11 pm
Mon September 20, 2010

Bernero campaign reaches out to women

UNDATED –


Democrats were trying to rally support among Michigan's women voters Monday.

Recent polls show Democrat Virg Bernero trailing far behind Republican Rick
Snyder in the governor's race.

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In Michigan
6:07 pm
Mon September 20, 2010

Regulators want more fixes for Mich. oil pipeline

MARSHALL, MI –

More repairs may be required as part of a deal that could let Enbridge Energy Partners restart a pipeline that spilled oil into a Michigan river this summer.

Federal regulators said in a letter to the company last week that they want dozens of pipeline anomalies fixed within 180 days of a restart. Dented pipeline that runs beneath the St. Clair River would have to be replaced within one year of a restart.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer of Michigan released the letter Monday.

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In Michigan
5:42 pm
Mon September 20, 2010

MI regulators: Last gas pipeline fines in '03

LANSING, MI –

Michigan regulators say the last time the state fined a natural gas company for a pipeline safety violation was in 2003.

Pipeline safety is drawing more attention nationwide after the Sept. 9 explosion that killed at least four people and destroyed nearly 40 homes in San Bruno, Calif.

Michigan regulators in 2003 approved settlements with companies including Michigan Consolidated Gas Company and Consumers Energy regarding noncompliance with Michigan gas safety standards.

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In Michigan
5:25 pm
Mon September 20, 2010

GM recalling 20K Cadillacs to replace glove box

WASHINGTON –

General Motors said Monday it was recalling more than 20,000 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V vehicles to replace a glove compartment box that could lead to leg injuries in a crash.

GM says the recall involves nearly 5,000 all-wheel drive 2009 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V models, and more than 15,000 vehicles from the 2010 model year.

Tests conducted by the government found that a front seat passenger not wearing a seat belt could strike the glove box door and sustain leg injuries in a crash.

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