East Lansing, MI – EAST LANSING, MI (WKAR) - As the MSU community waits excitedly for Saturday's national NCAA semifinal game, the university and the city of East Lansing are warning would-be troublemakers to avoid disruptive behavior.
Governor Granholm uses her weekly radio address to praise Michigan's generous incentives to attract filmmakers. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, next week marks the second anniversary of the state offering film tax credits.
AUDIO: The governor says filmmakers have spent $348 million in Michigan over the past two years, and employed 6,700 people. She says 89 movies or TV shows have used Michigan as a backdrop.
Officials at the state Department of Education say they have started the process to put together a second application for federal Race To The Top money. Michigan lost out in the running for the first round.
AUDIO: Tennessee and Delaware made it to the top in the Race To The Top school-reforms competition. One of the key reasons those states were favored by the federal government was support from teachers unions.
Governor Granholm's office has confirmed that she was one of 30 governors who was sent a letter from an anti-government group demanding that she vacate her office. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the letter was turned over the State Police.
A conference at Michigan State Univeristy Saturday will look at critical issues facing Muslim-Americans. David Schanzer is a co-Director of the Institute for Homeland Security Solutions in Durham, North Carolina and the event's key-note speaker. He says Muslim-Americans channel their responses to cultural conflicts in very different ways.
The Michigan State men's basketball team has earned a spot in the Final Four for the sixth time in 12 years. They'll play Butler in the national semi-final game tomorrow night, with a berth in the championship game Monday on the line.
The road from East Lansing to Indianapolis has been lined with potholes.