In Michigan
6:24 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Fingers crossed that the state will have a budget deal after Labor Day

LANSING, MI –

State lawmakers may return to Lansing after Labor Day to completed budget negotiations. That's if leaders in the Legislature find the consensus they say is so close.

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In Michigan
6:20 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Michigan candidates take to the road to campaign

LANSING, MI –


Michigan residents are getting new chances to meet the candidates who want their votes.

Those running for governor, lieutenant governor and offices further down the ticket hit the road Monday for campaign stops. Republicans and Democrats settled on their general election slates during weekend conventions.

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In Michigan
6:14 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Michigan State working to keep out unwanted pests

EAST LANSING, MI –

Michigan State University officials say they're working to make sure bedbugs aren't tagging along when thousands of students move back to campus this week.

The East Lansing school has experienced only a handful of minor bedbug incidents over the past couple of years.

But the Lansing State Journal says reports of the bugs being on the rise around the country has Michigan State on higher alert.

That's especially because Detroit is a major feeder area for Michigan State.

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Election 2010
5:45 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Court denies shadowy "Tea Party" ballot spot

LANSING, MI –


The state Court of Appeals has ruled that a shadowy group that calls itself the "Tea Party" should not appear on the November ballot. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the decision comes as the deadline for finalizing the statewide ballot is fast approaching.

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In Michigan
3:23 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

"Skills alliance" aims to grow area bio-manufacturing

LANSING, MI –

Plans to expand bio-manufacturing in mid-Michigan are gathering momentum thanks to a new, two-year state grant. The economic development organization Prima Civitas is using the quarter-million dollars in part to create a "regional skills alliance" that will look at how to train workers in the growing field.

David Hollister is the CEO of Prima Civitas. He says car manufacturers, especially in Europe, are driving the trend.

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In Michigan
11:01 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Republicans and Democrats choose MSU trustee Candidates

EAST LANSING, MI –


The Michigan Republican and Democratic parties have picked the candidates to run for two open Michigan State University trustee positions.

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Sports
7:31 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Raburn hits 2 homers, Tigers beat Blue Jays 10-4

TORONTO – Ryan Raburn hit two home runs, Rick Porcello won consecutive starts for the first time this season and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-4 Sunday.

Brandon Inge also homered for the Tigers, who have connected in 11 straight road games, hitting 24 home runs in that stretch.

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Sports
7:21 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Lugnuts overpower Dragons

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Lugnuts overpowered the Dayton Dragons8-3 on Sunday afternoon at Cooley Law School Stadium.

With the win, the Lugnuts remained four games behind the West Michigan Whitecaps for the EAstern Division's final playoff spot. Lansing improved to 13-4 against the Dragons in the season series.

Lansing and Dayton play again tonight.

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In Michigan
7:16 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Detroit Symphony musicians reject cut, OK strike

DETROIT – The musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have voted to reject a 29% first-year pay cut and authorize a strike should contract talks fail.

The union says it offered to take a 22% pay cut in the first year of a three-year agreement. It says members will work until at least Sept. 23 under terms of the old contract.

No new talks are scheduled.

Cellist Haden McKay says management's proposed pay cuts for new members "would make hiring the best musicians to fill vacancies even less likely."

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In Michigan
6:46 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Snyder hits campaign trail after tough convention

EAST LANSING, MI – Republican nominee for governor Rick Snyder's campaign bus rolls through northern and western Michigan on Monday. Snyder and the rest of the ticket is stumping for votes following a brutal GOP convention in East Lansing this past weekend that often pitted insurgent tea party delegates against the Republican establishment.

Snyder says a rough convention did not alter his campaign strategy of focusing on jobs and the economy, and appealing to independents and Democrats for votes.

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