East Lansing, MI – Kirk Cousins threw for 290 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 25 Michigan State had no trouble winning without coach Mark Dantonio on Saturday, 45-7 over Northern Colorado.
Dantonio had a mild heart attack shortly after last weekend's win over Notre Dame. He was released from the hospital Tuesday and even visited practice Friday, but offensive coordinator Don Treadwell took over his coaching duties for this game.
LANSING, MI – Gov. Jennifer Granholm will be at the White House when President Barack Obama signs a bill designed to help small businesses create jobs.
The president is scheduled to sign the bill Monday afternoon.
Part of the measure is patterned after the Michigan Supplier Diversification Program, which made money available to auto suppliers to shift into other types of manufacturing when the auto industry downsized.
The bill also includes tax breaks and funds to encourage community banks to lend to small businesses.
The Democratic and Republican candidates for state attorney general accused each other of being soft on crime in their only scheduled debate. The debate will air this weekend on public television stations.
LANSING, MI – The Michigan Court of Appeals again has rejected a lawsuit seeking to stop the unionization of 40,000 at-home child-care providers.
The appeals court says the Department of Human Services can't ignore the results of a certified union election. But the court also said Thursday there are other options, including a new lawsuit with different defendants.
LANSING, MI – Pieces of the national health care reform plan took effect this week. Governor Granholm used her weekly radio address to talk about the changes.
"No longer can insurance companies deny coverage for children under age 19 based on a preexisting medical condition," she said. "Also, in this tough economy, it's difficult for many young people to afford health insurance. Now insurers and employers who provide dependant coverage available to children up to age 26."
EAST LANSING, MI – The MSU Symphony Orchestra is playing at Wharton Center Saturday night. The program includes the Piano Concerto #2 by Prokofiev and the Symphony #5 by Shostakovich, and the William Tell Overture by Rossini. WKAR's Melissa Ingells spoke with conductor Leon Gregorian about the concert, who began with some thoughts on the overture.