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6:19 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Michigan AG investigating oil spill in river

LANSING, MI –

The Michigan attorney general's office will investigate a massive oil spill in the Kalamazoo River. Republican Mike Cox made the announcement today. He's one of several gubernatorial candidates who have toured the spill area.

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In Michigan
5:11 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Warmer Great Lakes: Nice for a dip, but worrisome

MINNEAPOLIS –

Swimmers are finding the waters of the Great Lakes milder than usual this year, and scientists worry that may not be a good thing.

All five Great Lakes have been at or near record-high temperatures for the 30 years such measurements have been taken. And there's still a month left before the lakes typically hit their warmest levels of the summer.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

MI Republicans preparing deep-cuts budget proposal

LANSING, MI –

Local governments and Medicaid may face some of the toughest cuts in an emergency budget proposal being prepared by state Senate Republicans.

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State Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop says the Legislature has to drastically adjust its original budget proposals that counted on additional Medicaid payments from the federal government.

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In Michigan
10:47 am
Fri July 30, 2010

BSA centennial includes live broadcast airing in Lansing

Courtesy of Boy Scouts of America.

Lansing, MI – The Boy Scouts of America is 100 years old this year. On Saturday, the organization celebrates with a national broadcast that will be aired at a free event in downtown Lansing.

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Some 60,000 Scouts from across the country are in Virginia this week to take part in the National Jamboree held every four years. Tomorrow (Saturday), the program features a live interactive show broadcast on the web and via satellite to a number of cities, including Lansing.

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WKAR Features
9:37 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Old motel gets new motif

The Deluxe Inn in Lansing will become a venue for graffiti artists over the next 10 days.
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Lansing, MI – A Lansing eyesore with a history of crime will become a public art gallery this week. The project will give the building a new look before it's finally destroyed.

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WKAR Features
7:47 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Voters to decide CATA funding

The Capital Area Transportation Authority is asking for a millage increase to fund its core operations.
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LANSING, MI –


This Tuesday, Lansing area voters will determine funding for the Capital Area Transportation Authority.

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Election 2010
7:32 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Bouchard makes a run to the right in bid for GOP nod

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard.
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Lansing, MI –

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Sports
6:30 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Rays complete sweep of Tigers

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – David Price became the AL's first 14-game winner, Carlos Pena had four RBIs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 Thursday to complete a four-game sweep.

Price (14-5) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings, tying the team record for wins in season. He struck out nine and walked two.

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Sports
6:26 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Loons crush Lugnuts

LANSING, MI – The Great Lakes Loons romped past the Lansing Lugnuts 13-1 last night on Jackson Field.

The Lugnuts look to avert the three-game sweep tonight.

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In Michigan
6:35 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

UAW head: GM to file paperwork in August for IPO

DETROIT –

United Auto Workers President Bob King says that General Motors Co. will file paperwork in mid-August to start the process of selling stock to the public.

King says the paperwork will be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission when GM releases its second-quarter earnings. GM has not announced an earnings release date or confirmed that it will file the paperwork.

King made the remarks in a statement Thursday applauding the union's cooperation with GM, Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC.

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