In Michigan
5:12 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Obama to visit Big Three plants in Mich., Ill.

WASHINGTON –

President Barack Obama will visit U.S. auto plants in Michigan and Illinois next week to highlight his administration's decision to rescue General Motors and Chrysler last year and revitalize the U.S. auto industry.

Obama will travel to Detroit on July 30 to tour General Motors and Chrysler plants and visit a Ford assembly plant in his hometown of Chicago on Aug. 5.

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In Michigan
4:45 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Farmers Markets find a market in Michigan

LANSING, MI –

The number of farmers markets in Michigan has more than doubled in the past few years. There are more than 220 markets throughout the state.

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WKAR Features
2:10 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Under the Radar: Raphael looks at Shakespeare conspiracy theories

Lev Raphael
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EAST LANSING, MI – Conspiracy theories about events and people are a dime a dozen, but our book reviewer Lev Raphael has an unusual book this month about the world of conspiracies revolving around William Shakespeare.

He speaks with WKAR's Melissa Ingells about Contested Will by James Shapiro.

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In Michigan
6:51 am
Fri July 23, 2010

Poll: Bernero leads democratic primary; Walberg ahead

Lansing, MI – Political analyst Bill Ballenger says a recent poll shows Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has surged ahead in the democratic gubernatorial primary race.

Ballenger says, "I'm basically calling the election for Bernero right now."

Based on the poll, Bernero has a nearly 14 per cent lead over state house speaker Andy Dillon. More than 42 percent of the electorate was still undecided.

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Sports
6:03 am
Fri July 23, 2010

Lugnuts beat Cougars again

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Lugnuts defeated the Kane County Cougars for the second straight night, 7-5, last night on Jackson Field. The Lugnuts go for the three-game sweep tonight at 7:05 p.m.

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Sports
6:01 am
Fri July 23, 2010

Cabrera, Verlander lead Tigers past Blue Jays

DETROIT – Miguel Cabrera started a three-run eighth inning with an RBI double, and Justin Verlander settled down after a rocky start to go eight innings in the Detroit Tigers' 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.

Verlander (12-5) struggled the first two innings but ended up allowing only two runs on eight hits. He walked two batters in the first but didn't issue another base on balls.

Ricky Romero (7-7) took the loss, giving up three runs on seven hits in seven-plus innings.

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In Michigan
6:22 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

Unemployment rates mixed in major Michigan markets

LANSING, MI –



New figures show seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates for Michigan's 17 major labor markets were mixed in June.

The state said Thursday that jobless rates increased in nine regions and declined in seven regions. The rate didn't change in the Battle Creek area.

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In Michigan
6:16 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

Mich. candidates scramble for cash, endorsements

LANSING, MI –


The seven men running to be Michigan's next governor are scrambling for dollars and winning endorsements in the final weeks of the campaign.

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In Michigan
4:54 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

MI high school students test scores improve

LANSING, MI –

The state Department of Education says high school test scores have improved in most subject areas. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, officials credit the state's challenging new high school curriculum.

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WKAR Features
10:39 am
Thu July 22, 2010

Traditional mud hut connects adopted Korean children to their culture

OKEMOS, MI – In the backyard of an Okemos home is the beginning of a 16th century style Korean mud house. The Korean owners will open up the house for adopted Korean children to help them connect with their cultural heritage.

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