In Michigan
6:34 pm
Wed August 11, 2010

Garbage washing up again on western Mich. beaches

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI – Garbage washing up on Lake Michigan beaches has some in western Michigan wondering if it's a return to the summer of 2008, when Wisconsin trash rolled in.

The Ludington Daily News says shoreline residents in Mason and Manistee counties have found the trash. A resident of Mason County's Pere Marquette Township says she's picked up bottles, straws, cups, cigarette butts and syringes.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Wed August 11, 2010

Rehabbed birds find new home after Mich. oil spill

AUGUSTA, MI –

The first group of Canada geese and mallard ducks rescued after an oil spill in southern Michigan's Kalamazoo River are headed to a new home.

State and federal wildlife officials say 19 birds rehabilitated after the oil spill were to be released Wednesday into the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Augusta.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Wed August 11, 2010

Analyst: Don't expect "Governor Superman"

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Michigan voters should not expect their next Governor to be the catalyst for a major economic revival. That's according to an analyst with a southeast-Michigan political think tank. John Bebow is the Executive Director of Ann Arbor's 'Center for Michigan.' He says the electorate needs to remember a Governor's role in economic development.

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Sports
4:36 pm
Wed August 11, 2010

Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio discusses the upcoming season

Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio

East Lansing, MI – As the Michigan State football program prepares to open up the 2010 season, head football coach Mark Dantonio enters with championship aspirations both on and off the field.

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In Michigan
11:14 am
Wed August 11, 2010

US gives Michigan $128M for jobless homeowners

LANSING, MI –

The Obama administration says more money is headed to Michigan to help unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure.

Michigan is expected to get about $128 million from the grants announced Wednesday. The state is one of several getting extra help because its unemployment rate is well above the national average.

The new money is in addition to $154.5 million in federal money awarded to Michigan earlier this year to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.

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In Michigan
8:17 am
Wed August 11, 2010

Minority parties believe they may control state legislative chambers

Lansing, MI – Lawmakers in Lansing are waiting anxiously to see what shake-ups could occur in state government with the general election in November. The minority parties in both the House and Senate are looking for gains.

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Many current Senators on both sides of the aisle are term limited out after this year. The Democrats hope that means they can make a solid run at control of the chamber. But they know there's a lot of work to be done.

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In Michigan
5:26 pm
Tue August 10, 2010

Wayne St. names former Ford exec interim president

DETROIT –

Wayne State University has named former Ford Motor Co. executive Allan Gilmour its interim president.

The Detroit university announced Tuesday that Gilmour starts Aug. 30 and will continue until the university finds a permanent replacement for Dr. Jay Noren, who resigned Aug. 6. A national search is planned.

Gilmour, a Harvard University and University of Michigan graduate, retired in 1995 as Ford's vice chairman and chief financial officer. He rejoined the automaker from 2002-05 in various leadership roles.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Tue August 10, 2010

Company files plan to restart Mich. oil pipeline

MARSHALL, MI –

The company that operates a pipeline that spilled oil into a southern Michigan river has filed a proposed plan with federal regulators to eventually restart service.

The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration must authorize the restarting of the Enbridge Inc. pipeline that leaked into the Kalamazoo River near Marshall. Both the company and federal regulators say Tuesday it's not known when the pipeline service might be restored.

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In Michigan
4:40 pm
Tue August 10, 2010

DTE Energy offers rate to charge electric vehicles

DETROIT –

Michigan utility regulators have approved the state's first experimental rate for residential customers to recharge their electric vehicles.

The Michigan Public Service Commission said Tuesday that it has approved an application from DTE Energy Co.'s Detroit Edison unit. The commission says the program will help Detroit Edison evaluate the effect of electric vehicles on its system.

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In Michigan
3:49 pm
Tue August 10, 2010

Federal jobs bill worth $698 million to Michigan

LANSING, MI –

Michigan's state budget situation should be a little less bleak now that about $698 million in additional federal aid appears to be headed its way.

The U.S. House approved a spending bill Tuesday and sent it to President Obama for signature.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has said Michigan will get about $318 million for schools and about $380 million for Medicaid.

Even with the extra money, Michigan still faces budget problems.

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