In Michigan
4:45 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Knapps could be redeveloped soon

LANSING, MI – The former Knapps Department store in downtown Lansing could be renovated into a mix of retail, office and residential space. The Eyde Company plans to spend $20-million to renovate the space. The Eydes have owned the building since the early '80's.

The first offices of the family business were in this building.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Five Great Lakes regions selected for restoration grant

LANSING, MI –

A coalition is awarding money to clean-up efforts in Saginaw Bay as a pitch to the EPA for federal funds.

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Saginaw Bay, nestled to the west of Michigan's thumb, is filled with toxic chemicals, has low oxygen levels, and has rampant degradation of habitat and wetlands. Scientist Mike Murray, say that's why the region was one of five selected in the Great Lakes to receive the money from the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition.

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In Michigan
4:36 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

New program to help released prisoners

Lansing, MI – A conference in Lansing this week is focused on helping ex-convicts adjust to life outside prison. Every year, thousands of men and women are released from Michigan prisons. Many of them will end up back in prison within three years.

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In Michigan
3:28 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Two years after tax law, Michigan's making movies

LANSING, MI –

Michigan's two-year-old bid to become a star in the nation's movie business is drawing mixed reviews.

The state has become a hot spot for moviemakers, with 89 movie or TV productions completed since Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed an aggressive tax incentive program into law on April 7, 2008. Hotels, caterers and others getting some spin-off business from moviemakers can't wait for the industry to put down deeper roots in the state.

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In Michigan
3:24 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Autopsy: Wolverine died of natural causes

LANSING, MI –

State biologists say Michigan's only known wild wolverine apparently died of
natural causes.

The body of the 28-pound female wolverine was found in March along a trail in
Michigan's Thumb.

Tom Cooley is a state wildlife biologist. He says the 9-year old wolverine's heart and liver showed signs of decline.

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In Michigan
2:23 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

EL council, public to revisit City Center plans

EAST LANSING, MI –

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WKAR Features
1:11 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

"reWorkingMichigan: Finding Our Way" examines people's reactions to state economy

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Sports
5:54 am
Tue April 6, 2010

Tigers use six-run 7th to beat Greinke, Royals 8-4

KANSAS CITY, MO – Johnny Damon and Brandon Inge drove in two runs apiece in a six-run seventh inning against Kansas City's shaky bullpen and the Detroit Tigers rallied for an 8-4 victory
Monday.

Earlier on the wind-swept opening day, Yuniesky Betancourt's two-run home run and Billy Butler's bases-loaded single staked Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke to a 4-2 lead over Justin Verlander in a duel between two of baseball's premier starters.

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In Michigan
6:09 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Officials: Mich. children remain at-risk of H1N1

DETROIT –

Michigan health officials say more than half of the state's youngest children remain at risk of contracting H1N1 because they have not received a second dose of the vaccine required to ward off the virus.

Michigan Department of Community Health officials say children 10 years old and younger are most at risk. Health officials say 334,745 children age 10 and under have received at least one dose of H1N1 vaccine. Of those, 148,239 have received two doses.

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In Michigan
5:43 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Mich. Dems to host gubernatorial candidate forum

LANSING, MI –

The Michigan Democratic Party plans a forum for its gubernatorial candidates.

The event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. April 18 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

The forum will include Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, House Speaker Andy Dillon and state Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith. Each is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for governor this year.

The forum will be moderated by Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer. It will include questions from the audience.

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