In Michigan
6:08 pm
Fri July 16, 2010

Hospital's tobacco-free policy: Light up, get out

JACKSON, MI –

A southeast Michigan hospital has a message for cigarette-smoking patients who sneak out for a quick puff: Don't let the door hit you in the butt.

A new tobacco-free policy set to begin Nov. 20 will require patients to remain tobacco-free until they are discharged.

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In Michigan
5:26 pm
Fri July 16, 2010

GOP candidate Snyder releases 2007-08 tax returns

LANSING, MI –


Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder's 2007 and 2008 tax returns show he took in more than $1 million both years while giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity.

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In Michigan
5:11 pm
Fri July 16, 2010

FEC: Mich. congressional hopefuls have raised $21M

LANSING, MI –


Michigan congressional candidates have raised more than $21 million so far this cycle.

The Federal Election Commission reported the amount Friday, a day after congressional candidates had to report how much they've raised, spent and had on hand as of June 30.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Fri July 16, 2010

MI Supreme Court dismisses challenge to indigent defense system

LANSING, MI –

A divided Michigan Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's system for providing lawyers for criminal defendants who can't afford to pay an attorney.

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In Michigan
12:09 pm
Fri July 16, 2010

BWL to build new power plant in Lansing's REO Town

The BWL's new co-generation plant will use natural gas to create steam and electric power.
Courtesy Lansing Board of Water and Light.

Lansing, MI – The Lansing Board of Water and Light says a new co-generation power plant in south Lansing will ultimately help keep utility rates low for its customers.

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The BWL says it will build a new plant that produces both electric and steam power near the site of an historic railroad depot in the city's REO Town area. The $182 million facility will create an estimated 1,000 temporary construction jobs and 180 permanent positions.

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Sports
5:49 am
Fri July 16, 2010

Lugnuts split doubleheader

APPLETON, WI – The Lansing Lugnuts gained a doubleheader split with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, taking the nightcap, 4-2, after dropping Game 1, 7-4, last night at Time Warner Cable Field.

The two teams play again tonight.

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In Michigan
6:56 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

Troy to distracted drivers: Pay attention or fine

TROY, MI –

Motorists prone to dining, e-mailing and brushing their hair while behind the wheel are being advised to knock it off by a Detroit suburb determined to crack down on distracted drivers.

Beginning July 29, drivers in Troy will receive traffic tickets if police catch them sending or receiving text and voicemail messages, eating and grooming. An ordinance approved by City Council on Monday also makes it illegal to interact with pets, read, write, or use a hand-held entertainment device while driving.

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In Michigan
6:52 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

Congressional candidates file quarterly reports

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A slew of candidates running for congressional seats in Michigan are getting ready to file campaign finance reports.

Thursday is the deadline for candidates to report how much they've raised, spent and had on hand as of June 30.

The reports could show who has enough resources for the final push to the Aug. 3 primary election.

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In Michigan
6:43 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

MI Tea Partiers say they may try to take over political party

LANSING, MI –


Republicans and Tea Party activists in Michigan say they fear a petition drive is an effort to hijack the movement. A group filed nearly 60,000 signatures this week seeking to a put a Tea Party on the November ballot.

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In Michigan
4:45 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

Obama visits Holland to open battery factory

HOLLAND, MI –

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