Election 2010
8:07 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Cox says he can shake off scandals to win GOP nomination

Michigan Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Cox.
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Lansing, MI –

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has built a formidable war chest and a long list of endorsements in his campaign for governor. But his critics and adversaries continue to try to sink his effort to win the Republican nomination. He's been unable shake old scandals and suspicions.

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WKAR Features
8:05 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Bill Ballenger talks about Michigan's Tea Party movement

Inside Michigan Politics editor Bill Ballenger.
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LANSING, MI –

Michigan's primary election is next Tuesday, and this time around there's a new force in state politics that could be an influence on the outcome. Melissa Ingells recently spoke to Bill Ballenger, editor of Inside Michigan Politics, about the impact Michigan's Tea Party movement might have on the primaries.

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In Michigan
7:43 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Poll: Bernero apparently leading Dillon for gov

LANSING, MI –

A new poll shows Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero apparently taking a lead over House Speaker Andy Dillon in the Democratic governor's race.

The poll by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA has 40 percent of likely Democratic primary voters backing Bernero, while 32 percent back Dillon and 28 percent say they're undecided.

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WKAR Features
7:25 am
Thu July 29, 2010

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Sports
6:15 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Rays overcame late jam for win over Detroit

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The Tampa Bay Rays got out of a seventh-inning jam for the second consecutive game after intentionally walking AL triple crown contender Miguel Cabrera with runners on first and second and two outs en route to a 7-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.

Grant Balfour, who ended the late threat in Monday's 3-2 win over the Tigers by striking out Brennan Boesch, this time retired the right fielder on a fly ball to preserve Tampa Bay's 5-4 lead.

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Sports
6:13 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Lugnuts lose to Loons

LANSING, MI – The first place Great Lakes Loons topped the second place Lansing Lugnuts 3-0 last night on Jackson Field.

The Lugnuts stranded 12 runners on base in the game, leaving the bases loaded in both the third and eighth innings.

The Lugnuts play the Loons again tonight at 7:05.

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In Michigan
6:22 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

Former Lansing inn to become studio for graffiti artists

LANSING, MI –

The Ingham County Land Bank is allowing artists from across the state and Chicago to turn a former Lansing inn into graffiti art.

Artists will work on the old Deluxe Inn from July 30 through Aug. 8 as part the Graffiti Art Project. It is to become a public gallery while the artists work - before the dilapidated building eventually is torn down.

The purpose of the project is to bring awareness to graffiti as a modern art form.

The Land Bank purchased the inn last year and plans to redevelop the property.

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In Michigan
6:21 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

Eastern Michigan U. student's lawsuit is dismissed

DETROIT –

A conservative legal group says it will appeal a federal judge's decision to throw out a lawsuit brought by an Eastern Michigan University student who says she was kicked out of a master's degree program because of her religious views against homosexuality.

Julea Ward says she was removed from Eastern's counseling program because she refused to counsel gay clients, saying she believed homosexuality was morally wrong.

She sued the Ypsilanti school last year, alleging a violation of her constitutional rights.

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In Michigan
6:14 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

Candidates focused on jobs, economy in MI gov. race

LANSING, MI –


A lot of issues are bubbling up in Michigan's wide-open governor's race, but in the end, the biggest one remains jobs and the economy.

In a statewide poll conducted last month by EPIC-MRA, 60% of Michigan voters said improving Michigan's economy and creating jobs was their top priority.

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In Michigan
5:46 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

"Complete Streets" bills headed to Governor Granholm

LANSING, MI –

The Legislature has approved measures to require transportation planners to consider installing bike paths and sidewalk ramps when they design roads.

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The "Complete Streets" design principles are geared to make roads friendlier for all pedestrians. State Representative Pam Byrnes says lots of advocates for people who face challenges getting around helped draft the legislation.

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