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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Top Stories
4:46 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

Company doubling workforce on Mich. river spill

BATTLE CREEK, MI –

A company operating a pipeline that dumped more than 800,000 gallons of oil into a southern Michigan river says it's doubling its work force on the containment and
cleanup effort.

Officials with Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge Inc. made the announcement during a Wednesday update on the spill. The company had about 200 employees and contractors working on the spill a day earlier.

The Environmental Protection Agency also is bringing in additional contractors.

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Election 2010
8:49 am
Wed July 28, 2010

Snyder self-finances "nerd" campaign

Businessman Rick Snyder is running an \"anti-politician\" campaign.
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Ypsilanti, MI –

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WKAR Features
8:48 am
Wed July 28, 2010

Voters to choose among three GOP candidates in 7th congressional district

BRONSON, MI –

Voters in Michigan's 7th congressional district go to the polls Tuesday to choose a nominee to run against Democrat Mark Schauer. The race is likely to be one of the most closely watched in the country.

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Sports
7:47 am
Wed July 28, 2010

Tigers lose to Rays again

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – James Shields gave up two runs over 6 2-3 innings, Matt Joyce hit a tie-breaking RBI double and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Shields (9-9) allowed nine hits, one walk and had seven strikeouts one day after teammate Matt Garza threw the Rays' first no-hitter. Tampa Bay went up 3-2 when Joyce, who hit a grand slam Monday, had a broken-bat run-scoring double during the sixth.

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In Michigan
5:48 am
Wed July 28, 2010

"Tea Party" files slate of candidates

LANSING, MI – A political organization calling itself "The Tea Party" has filed its official list of candidates who will appear on the November ballot. Conservative tea party activists say they fear this is a political dirty trick to hijack their movement.

There's no candidate for governor on the list of 23 nominees turned in to state elections officials. But there are nominees for secretary of state and attorney general, as well as battleground congressional and legislative seats.

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