In Michigan
5:27 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Granholm resubmits rejected appointments

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm has sent more than two dozen appointments to the state Senate. Some of the people were rejected at least once in earlier confirmation fights. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, Senate GOP leaders think most of the appointments will be rejected again.

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In Michigan
5:15 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

MI Supreme Court will decide whether prosecutors enforce election laws

LANSING, MI –

The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether local prosecutors can enforce state campaign spending laws.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Health care opt-out petition drive falls short

LANSING, MI –

An effort to get a ballot question that might have allowed Michigan to opt out of the new federal health care reforms has failed. The group Michigan Citizens for Healthcare Freedom collected less than half the petition signatures it needed.

AUDIO:
Republican state Senator Wayne Kuipers says the first thing voters ask him about is national health care.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Legislation would ban gassing dogs and cats

LANSING, MI – Legislation before the state House would outlaw the use of gas chambers when animal shelters put down dogs and cats.

In most Michigan counties, animal shelters have already stopped using gas chambers, but there are still a few that use carbon monoxide to euthanize dogs and cats. The legislation would ban the practice, and require shelters to switch to a lethal injection of sodium pentobarbital.

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In Michigan
4:41 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

MSU closing undergraduate programs in Dubai

EAST LANSING, MI –


Michigan State University is shutting down its two year old undergraduate campus in Dubai.

The operation has been plagued by financial problems, largely because its opening coincided with the worldwide economic crisis.

Much of the financing for MSU-Dubai was backed by Dubai's government. MSU President Lou Anna Simon says remaining obligations are being met without dipping into existing tuition or state funding.

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In Michigan
10:19 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Gambling, health care ballot plans miss deadline

LANSING, MI – Several groups that were trying to put proposals on Michigan's November statewide ballot have failed to meet a key deadline.

State election officials say Tuesday that groups aiming to expand casino gambling in Michigan did not turn in the voter signatures needed to make the ballot. A group that sought to allow Michigan to opt out of the federal health care overhaul also failed to submit signatures by the late Monday afternoon deadline.

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In Michigan
7:15 am
Tue July 6, 2010

EL eyes state 'Town Gown' measure

EAST LANSING, MI – East Lansing officials are keeping an eye on a measure at the state Capital that could enhance development and entrepreneurial activity in the community.

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Sports
6:42 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Dumars says he isn't interested in Nets' job

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Joe Dumars says he is not a candidate for a job with the New Jersey Nets.

Responding to reports that he could be a replacement for Rod Thorn, the Detroit president insisted Monday he doesn't have "any interest in a basketball operations position with the Nets."

Dumars adds his priority is putting together a team to get the Pistons back on track next season.

Thorn is leaving next week after 10 years as Nets president.

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Sports
6:39 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Ex-Red Wings, Blackhawks tough guy Probert dies

DETROIT – Retired hockey enforcer Bob Probert, who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks and struggled to overcome drinking problems, has died. He was 45.

Family friend Rich Rogow says Probert was on a boat in Lake St. Clair with his wife, children and in-laws when he "developed severe chest pains" Monday.

Rogow says Probert's father-in-law gave him CPR, but he died at Ontario's Windsor Regional Medical Center.

Probert played for the Wings in 1985-1994 and the Blackhawks in 1995-2002.

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Sports
6:37 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Lugnuts lose to Captains

EASTLAKE, OH – The Lake County Captains beat the Lansing Lugnuts 3-1 last night on Jackson Field.

The two teams play the middle game of their series tonight.

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