In Michigan
4:42 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Attorney: Unmarried partners custody decision will be challenged

LANSING, MI –

A court decision that unmarried partners in Michigan do not have custody rights to children they helped raise will likely be challenged.

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In Michigan
4:41 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Michigan to collect info on abortion and Hispanics

LANSING, MI –

Starting next year, Michigan will begin collecting numbers on how many Hispanic women have abortions.

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WKAR Features
11:21 am
Tue July 13, 2010

Major changes ahead in Legislature

LANSING, MI –

There's a primary election in Michigan in three weeks that will narrow the field of candidates for a number of offices, including the governor's race, and numerous seats in the House and Senate.

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In Michigan
5:22 am
Tue July 13, 2010

Prima Civitas taps Bennett as new ED

LANSING, MI – A Lansing-based economic development organization has announced a permanent replacement for its outgoing Executive Director.

Prima Civitas said Monday that 26-year old Steven Bennett will take over from founding Executive Director Dennis Sykes. Among other initiatives, Bennett says the foundation will continue work on a project involving Michigan State University.

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Sports
5:18 am
Tue July 13, 2010

Lugnuts avoid sweep

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Lugnuts blanked the visiting Bowling Green Hot Rods 1-0 Monday night, averting a three-game sweep for Lansing.

The Lugnuts are off today before opening a six-game road trip on Wednesday with an 8:05 p.m. contest at Wisconsin.

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In Michigan
7:30 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Commerce Secretary leads Mich. innovation forum

ANN ARBOR, MI –


U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and other officials are holding an innovation forum at the University of Michigan.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Governor to sign cottage food bills

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm will sign a bill Monday that would allow small farmers and home cooks to sell their goods without getting a state license. The law is supposed to make it easier for people to sell homemade food products at farmers markets and roadside as long as they make less than 15 thousand dollars a year at it.

Republican state Representative John Proos says it costs tens-of-thousands of dollars to build commercial kitchens, and that cuts a lot of people out of the food business.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Granholm: Relief for jobless waiting on Byrd replacement

LANSING, MI –

Thousands more Michigan residents who have been without a job for months will lose their unemployment benefits this week if a standoff in the U.S. Senate is not resolved. Governor Granholm says getting a replacement named for the late West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd seems to be the key to ending the impasse.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

New MI law allows home cooks to sell what they make and bake

YPSILANTI, MI –

A new law allows home cooks to sell what they make in their kitchens without running afoul of state licensing rules.

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Magnolia Minor lives in senior citizen housing across the street from Ypsilanti's farmers market, where her homemade pies and breads are a favorite. But selling her homemade food was against the law until her kitchen was upgraded, inspected and licensed.

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In Michigan
8:32 am
Mon July 12, 2010

Former Detroit mayor backs Dillon for Governor

DETROIT, MI –

Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer has endorsed state House Speaker Andy Dillon in his bid for Michigan governor.

Archer and the Democratic candidate appeared together Monday morning at downtown Detroit's Campus Martius. The former mayor spoke about Dillon's development of an urban agenda that includes job creation, crime reduction and education investment.

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