In Michigan
6:01 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Governor Granholm defends use of tax breaks to lure jobs

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm says critics are wrong who say Michigan relies too heavily on using tax breaks to lure targeted industries.

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In Michigan
4:41 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Michigan unemployed wait for renewal of unemployment benefits

LANSING, MI – More than 100,000 people in Michigan will find out Tuesday if the U-S Congress will extend their unemployment benefits. More people lost their unemployment benefits over the weekend, leaving 104,000 people in Michigan in limbo.

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In Michigan
2:30 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Eaton county considers EATRAN expansion

CHARLOTTE, MI – On August 3, Eaton County voters will decide whether to significantly expand public transportation services. WKAR's Mark Bashore has this report.

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In Michigan
8:12 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Michigan to find out if it's still off the top of the jobless list

LANSING, MI – The federal government will release the latest ranking of state unemployment rates this week. Last month, Michigan was nudged off the top of the list for the first time in four years.

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In Michigan
7:01 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Michigan, 4 other Great Lakes states back in court seeking carp action

LANSING, MI – Michigan and four other states are asking a federal judge in Illinois to shut down the Chicago shipping locks as an emergency measure to keep invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

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Sports
6:00 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Snappers snap Lugnuts

BELOIT, WI – The Beloit Snappers edged the Lansing Lugnuts 5-4 on Sunday afternoon at Pohlman Field.

The two teams play the rubber match of their series today at 1 p.m.

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Sports
5:54 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Jeanmar Gomez wins MLB debut as Indians top Tigers

CLEVELAND – Jhonny Peralta's fly ball sent Detroit's Ryan Raburn crashing through a bullpen door for an inside-the-park homer, and Jeanmar Gomez won his major league debut as the
Cleveland Indians beat the Tigers 7-2 victory Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.

Gomez (1-0), called up from Triple-A Columbus to make a spot start, allowed two unearned runs over seven innings.

The right-hander was staked to a 3-0 lead in the first inning when Peralta legged out his seventh homer of the season.

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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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