In Michigan
6:23 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Granholm: Detroit council should ask voters if mayor should run schools

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm is calling on the Detroit City Council to ask voters if they'd like to have the mayor run the schools. So far, the council has refused to approve the question for the November ballot.

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In Michigan
5:25 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Facebook group raises questions about consumer protection

KALAMAZOO, MI –

A Facebook page started by a Western Michigan University student has sparked a debate about freedom of speech and consumer protection laws in the state.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

MI legislature meets, mostly to talk

LANSING, MI –

The Michigan Legislature met Wednesday for the first time since taking a break earlier this month. There were no votes on the state budget. But many lawmakers say budget deficit is becoming more serious with every passing week.

Republican state Senator Tom George says Michigan is headed in the direction of Illinois, which is running a deficit of several billion dollars.

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In Michigan
5:09 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

MI small businesses eligible for federal health care tax credits

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East Lansing, MI – A new report by a national health care advocacy group finds more than 85 percent of small businesses in Michigan are eligible for federal tax credits to help pay for employee health insurance.

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The group Families USA says under the federal health insurance bill signed last March, more than 126,000 Michigan businesses qualify for tax credits ranging as high as 35 percent.

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In Michigan
4:46 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

East Lansing Democrat running against a name only

EAST LANSING, MI –

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Governor signs bills to crack down energy theft

LANSING, MI –

A new law cracks down harder on people who steal energy from a utility. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, utilities say they've seen a growing number of cases of people siphoning gas and electricity.

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The illegal connections can be dangerous. Jumper cables patched into power lines expose people to the risk of electrocution. Rigged gas connections can cause fires.

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In Michigan
12:01 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Study: Advanced manufacturing is growing in Michigan

MSU president Lou Anna Simon announces the findings of a statewide advanced manufacturing study Wednesday.
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ANN ARBOR, MI –

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Sports
6:04 am
Wed July 21, 2010

Rangers top Tigers 8-0, improve to 5-1 since break

DETROIT – Tommy Hunter pitched seven scoreless innings, Josh Hamilton and Ian Kinsler homered, and the surging Texas Rangers beat the slumping Detroit Tigers 8-0 on Tuesday night.

The AL West-leading Rangers are 5-1 since the All-Star break.
Hunter became the first Ranger to start a season 7-0, pitching only as a starter. He gave up three hits and two walks.

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In Michigan
6:14 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Hoekstra joins Bachmann in House Tea Party Caucus

LANSING, MI –


U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra is joining Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann as a founding member of the House Tea Party Caucus in a move that could help his Michigan
gubernatorial bid.

Hoekstra campaign spokesman John Truscott said Tuesday that a lot of people in the conservative movement "have a great deal of respect for Michele Bachmann."

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In Michigan
6:13 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Jackson County judge suspended with pay

JACKSON, MI –

The Michigan Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended a Jackson County judge with pay.

District 12 Judge James Justin has been on the bench for more than 30 years. The court's order, released Tuesday, says he's under investigation by the Judicial Tenure Commission. There were no other details.

Justin was not at the courthouse and could not immediately be reached for comment.

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