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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In Michigan
6:44 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Democratic Party Convention wraps up

DETROIT – The Michigan Democratic Party Convention wrapped up in Detroit on Sunday. Democratic candidate for governor Virg Bernero and his running mate Brenda Lawrence used much of their closing speeches to stress their campaign theme of the importance of Main Street over Wall Street.

Bernero says his opponent, Republican candidate Rick Snyder, is representative of moneyed interests.

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WKAR Features
6:25 am
Mon August 30, 2010

GOP, Dems focus on unity at weekend conventions

DETROIT/LANSING – The Michigan Republican and Democratic parties held conventions over the weekend to finalize their tickets and come together after contested primaries. As we hear in two reports, both parties face challenges going forward. Republicans have to deal with a tea party insurgency in their ranks, and Democrats intend to run against the status quo in Lansing.

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WKAR Features
5:23 pm
Sat August 28, 2010

MI Tea party can't decide how to flex political muscle at GOP convention

LANSING, MI –


The first big test of the Tea Party's clout in the Michigan Republican Party comes this weekend at the state GOP convention in East Lansing . As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, tea party activists say their goal is to act as a watchdog from the inside the Republican Party.

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In Michigan
6:17 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

Feds arrest 370 immigrants in 10-state bust

CHICAGO –

Federal officials in Chicago say they've have arrested 370 convicted illegal immigrants and immigration fugitives in a three-day bust in 10 Midwest states, one of them Michigan.

In a news release Friday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says some of the people arrested included gang members and sex offenders.

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In Michigan
6:14 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

MI Tea Party intends to be presence at GOP convention

LANSING, MI –

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Top Stories
4:42 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

Bernero picks Southfield mayor as running mate

LANSING, MI –

Democratic candidate for governor Virg Bernero has chosen Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence as his running mate. As the Michigan Public Radio Network's Laura Weber reports, Bernero intends to announce the choice tomorrow in Detroit.

AUDIO: Sources close to the campaign say Bernero has asked Lawrence to be his running mate, though the formal announcement will come as Democrats prepare to open their state convention in Detroit this weekend.

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In Michigan
2:54 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

Schauer says trade deficit hurting Michigan manufacturing

LANSING, MI –

Michigan Congressman Mark Schauer says increasing trade gaps between the U-S and countries like China and South Korea are partly to blame for the recent slowdown in the U-S economy.

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