In Michigan
6:57 am
Fri September 24, 2010

Attorney general candidates to debate Friday

LANSING, MI – Attorney general candidates Bill Schuette and David Leyton are meeting for their first debate.

Schuette is a Republican former congressman, state senator and Court of Appeals judge. Leyton is the Democratic prosecutor of Genesee County.

The hourlong debate will be taped Friday morning at WKAR television studios in East Lansing. It will air during the weekend on public television stations statewide.

Tim Skubick, host of public television's "Off the Record" program, will be the moderator.

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Sports
6:10 am
Fri September 24, 2010

Pistons owner still hopeful on sale timeline

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Detroit Pistons owner Karen Davidson says she's still hopeful a deal to sell the team can be done by the opening game in late October.

Davidson didn't give any more details about the sale while appearing Thursday at a back-to-school event benefiting Oakland County schools. Davidson says there are leading candidates, but she didn't say who they are. She said the sale is "progressing very well."

Davidson's husband, Bill Davidson, died last year. The late owner helped the Pistons win NBA titles in 1989, 1990 and 2004.

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Sports
6:04 am
Fri September 24, 2010

Red Wings' Johan Franzen to miss at least 3 games

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings expect forward Johan Franzen to miss at least three preseason games because he has a charley horse from a collision with Pittsburgh's Brooks Orpik.

The team plans to re-evaluate Franzen on Tuesday after playing Chicago twice and the New York Rangers once over the weekend.

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says he's hoping the NHL fines Orpik for the hit.

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In Michigan
6:21 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Federal grant to help communities adapt to climate change

EAST LANSING, MI –
A grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will help Michigan State University researchers find ways to for communities to adapt to climate change. WKAR's Rob South has this report.

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In Michigan
6:17 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Regional jobless rates in Mich. dropped in August

LANSING, MI –


The state says seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates dropped in all 17 major labor markets across Michigan in August.

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In Michigan
5:45 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Enbridge to resume oil flow through damaged pipe

TRAVERSE CITY, MI –
Enbridge Inc. says it will resume the flow of oil Monday morning through a pipeline that ruptured in July, spilling 820,000 gallons of crude into southern Michigan waterways.

CEO Patrick Daniel says pressure will be reduced by 20% in the line, which runs from Griffith, Ind., to Sarnia, Ontario.

Enbridge's announcement Thursday comes after the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration approved the Canadian company's restart plan. The agency said the gradual restart would be closely watched.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Governor signs several budgets, but many questions remain

LANSING, MI –
Governor Granholm approved a handful of budgets Thursday, which means about half of the state budget is complete. But as Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber reports, there's still a lot of work to be done.

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Top Stories
3:55 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Michigan lawmakers wrestle with budget proposals

LANSING, MI –
Michigan lawmakers are wrestling with their toughest decisions related to a new state budget scheduled to begin Oct. 1.

Both the Republican-led Senate and Democratic-led House are in session Thursday. Lawmakers are working to erase a budget deficit projected at $484 million before next week's deadline.

Budgets for public schools, prisons and a few other departments are wrapped up.

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In Michigan
3:51 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Bernero asks elected leaders to share services

DEARBORN, MI –


Lansing mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero has told civic leaders from across the state they need to work more closely to consolidate services.

Bernero told members of the Michigan Municipal League at their annual convention in Dearborn on Thursday that combining services saves money at a time when state taxpayers are hurting.

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WKAR Features
7:30 am
Thu September 23, 2010

Critics don't take much stock in Bernero's state bank proposal

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Virg Bernero is proposing a state bank for Michigan small businesses.
WKAR Photo

East Lansing, MI –

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