In Michigan
2:47 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

State AGs: Craigslist should drop adult services

HARTFORD, CONN –

State attorneys general nationwide, including Michigan's, are demanding that Craigslist remove its adult services section because they say the website cannot adequately block potentially illegal ads.

Several attorneys general, including Connecticut, Ohio and Missouri, announced Tuesday that they have sent a joint letter calling on the classified advertising website to get rid of its adult services category. A total of 17 states are involved.

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WKAR Features
7:47 am
Tue August 24, 2010

MSU searches for link between arts, economic development

Dr. Bob Root-Bernstein stands next to his own original artwork, \"Building Blocks of Life 3.\" He's involved in an MSU study searching for links between artistic ability and innovation.
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EAST LANSING, MI –


A group of Michigan State University researchers is exploring whether there's a link between artistic skill and other kinds of innovation. They think the findings could have implications for education, and even economic development.

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Sports
6:18 am
Tue August 24, 2010

Lugnuts lose again

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Fort Wayne TinCaps handed the Lansing Lugnuts a 4-1 defeat last night at Parkview Field.

The Lugnuts have scored only five runs in the first three games of the four-game series, all losses. Lansing has lost five straight overall.

The Lugnuts look to avoid the sweep when they play the finale of their four-game series tonight at 7:05.

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Sports
6:16 am
Tue August 24, 2010

Raburn leads Tigers' rout of Kansas City

DETROIT – Ryan Raburn drove in three runs and scored twice to help the Detroit Tigers continue a strong homestand with a 12-3 rout of the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

Jhonny Peralta and Brandon Inge also drove in three runs for Detroit, which is 4-0 since returning home and has outscored its opponents 31-6.

Four of Detroit's runs came immediately after the three intentional walks ordered by Royals manager Ned Yost in the fifth and sixth innings.

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In Michigan
6:45 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Attorney: Great Lakes waterways a 'carp highway'

CHICAGO –

A federal judge has set Sept. 7 as the next hearing in a multistate lawsuit demanding tougher action to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the Great Lakes.

Judge Robert M. Dow Jr. heard from both sides during the first hearing in the case Monday in Chicago.

Michigan assistant attorney general Robert Reichel argued the threat of Asian carp to the Great Lakes has reached a "biological tipping point" and the waterways leading into Lake Michigan have become a "carp highway."

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In Michigan
5:10 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

PSC to host 7 utility consumer forums in state

LANSING, MI –

The Michigan Public Service Commission will host seven utility consumer information and assistance forums throughout the state in September and October.

The PSC said in a statement Monday the forums are designed to give consumers the latest information on electric and natural gas rates for the winter and the status of local and long distance telephone service.

One of the state agency's three commissioners will be available at each forum, which begin Sept. 20 in Southfield and conclude Oct. 28 in Flint.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Great Lakes states seek injunction

LANSING, MI – Michigan will join other Great Lakes states in a Chicago federal courtroom Monday to make their case against Asian Carp. The states are calling for locks to be closed immediately to keep the fish out until more permanent barriers can be installed.

John Sellek is with the Michigan attorney general's office. He says the discovery of one of the fish near Lake Michigan earlier this summer should convince a federal judge to take action.

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In Michigan
4:13 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

MSU searches for link between arts, economic development

EAST LANSING, MI –

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In Michigan
2:53 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Fight over "Tea Party" headed to MI court

LANSING, MI –


The state Court of Appeals is the next stop for a shadowy group that is trying to win a spot on the Michigan ballot as the Tea Party. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, an elections panel deadlocked Monday on the question.

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Sports
6:12 am
Mon August 23, 2010

Lugnuts lose to TinCaps

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Fort Wayne TinCaps continued their 2010 dominance of the Lansing Lugnuts, beating them 3-1 on Sunday afternoon at Parkview Field.

Lansing and Fort Wayne play the third game of their four-game series tonight at 7:05.

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