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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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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In Michigan
6:32 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Concerns raised on Detroit plane bombing trial

DETROIT –

Michigan's entire congressional delegation has told Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano it wants assurances the U.S. will pay for security at the trial of a man accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner.

The 17 lawmakers wrote her Thursday saying her earlier responses were "insufficient."

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab of Nigeria awaits trial in U.S. District Court in Detroit. He's accused of trying to set off a bomb aboard a flight from Amsterdam on Christmas.

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In Michigan
6:28 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Michigan's Latino community rallies against immigration bills

LANSING, MI –

A decision from a federal judge to limit the scope of a controversial immigration law in Arizona has raised questions about the future of a similar bill in Michigan. A Republican proposal in the state House would require officials to check the immigration status of anyone whom they believe could be an illegal immigrant.

Maximo Anguiano is with Gamaliel, an advocacy organization. He says many Michigan law enforcement officials don't want the bill.

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