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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Sports
5:47 am
Thu July 15, 2010

Lugnuts rained out

GRAND CHUTE, WI – The Lansing Lugnuts scheduled Wednesday evening game against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers was postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader beginning at 6:35 p.m. tonight.

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In Michigan
6:36 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

7th district GOP candidates agree on the issues

Delta Township, MI –

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In Michigan
6:36 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Michigan jobless rate drops again to 13.2 percent

LANSING, MI –


New jobless numbers show Michigan's unemployment rate fell for the third month in a row. The unemployment rate dropped four-tenths of a percentage point in June to 13-point-two percent.

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In Michigan
6:25 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Clinton, Gratiot counties will test informal divorces

ST. JOHNS, MI –

Divorces with no lawyers will be the subject of a three-year test in a pair of mid-Michigan counties.

The Michigan Supreme Court says the goal is to see how an informal docket works in certain domestic relations cases in Gratiot and Clinton counties.

In an order released yesterday, the court says parties will meet with a judge in a conference-style setting. A judge will look at what's been recommended for child custody, parenting time and child support.

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In Michigan
6:21 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

13-day exploration of the Grand River kicking off

JACKSON, MI –

A 13-day exploration of the Grand River from its source near Jackson to its mouth at Lake Michigan begins this week.

Grand River Expedition 2010 starts today and runs through July 26. It's designed to increase knowledge, awareness and appreciation of the Grand River and how it connects Michigan communities.

Organizers say some canoeists, kayakers and others will make the more than 220-mile full trip, while some will paddle for a day or two.

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In Michigan
6:11 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Granholm defends stimulus, energy grants on eve of Obama visit

LANSING, MI –


Governor Granholm says Michigan is the nation's top beneficiary of President Obama's energy policy. The president visits west Michigan Thursday to help launch a new advanced battery factory.

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Election 2010
8:31 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Brief for 9 states backs Arizona immigration law

DETROIT, MI –


Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has filed a legal brief on behalf of nine states supporting Arizona's immigration law.

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In Michigan
11:31 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Tomato blight could pose a threat to crops again this year

Late blight can affect both tomato and potato plants.
MSU

EAST LANSING, MI –

Gardeners and farmers are being urged to use pesticides to protect plants from late blight, a fungal disease which can decimate entire crops. It's been found in southwest Michigan this year and experts want to keep it from spreading. Chris Long is with Michigan State University. He says the disease can infect a number of plants, including potatoes and tomatoes. He says gardeners should act now to keep it from spreading.

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