In Michigan
5:57 am
Mon March 29, 2010

MI lawmakers not meeting as planned

LANSING, MI –

The state Legislature's two-week spring break is not beginning as planned. Legislative leaders said committees would work through the break on budget issues.
But as Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber reports, that plan is getting off to a slow start.

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In Michigan
5:53 am
Mon March 29, 2010

Speaker says lawmakers will work during spring break

LANSING, MI – State lawmakers are on a two-week spring break. But House Speaker Andy Dillon says they will still being doing work.

When lawmakers wrapped up work last week, Governor Granholm said she was disappointed they had not gotten more accomplished on budget negotiations. Granholm's proposal to sweeten a retirement offer for public employees and teachers is still waiting for a deal between the House and Senate, and will have to wait until lawmakers return.

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In Michigan
6:26 pm
Sun March 28, 2010

9 militia members charged in police-killing plot

WASHINGTON –

Federal prosecutors in Detroit say nine suspects tied to a Christian militia in the Midwest are charged with conspiring to kill police officers, then attack a funeral in the hopes of killing more law enforcement personnel.

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said agents moved on the group because the Hutaree members were planning a violent reconnaissance mission sometime in April - just a few days away.

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WKAR Features
11:50 am
Sun March 28, 2010

Wharton Center announces 2010-11 schedule

EAST LANSING, MI –

The Broadway series at Michigan State University's Wharton Center for Performing Arts will feature what executive director Mike Brand calls "two mega-hits."

WKAR's Scott Pohl spoke with Brand about the newly-unveiled schedule for next season.

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In Michigan
5:25 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

4 govs, including Granholm, send letter opposing AG health care lawsuit

LANSING, MI –

The governors of Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Washington state have sent a letter to the U.S. attorney general saying they oppose the lawsuit their attorneys
general filed against the federal health care law.

All four governors are Democrats, while the attorneys general in the four states are Republicans. Thirteen attorneys general are involved in the lawsuit questioning the law's constitutionality.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

Lansing submits info to Google for experimental high-speed internet project

EAST LANSING, MI –

Lansing-area governments have submitted information sought by Google for its proposed ultra-high speed broadband network project.
WKAR's Scott Pohl reports.

AUDIO: The Lansing Economic Area Partnership, or LEAP, assembled the Google Request for Information today, on the internet company's deadline for proposals.

LEAP business services manager Dru Mitchell was pleased with how many communities are included in the submission.

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In Michigan
5:11 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

Bernero daughter close to 1 of 2 men found dead

LANSING, MI –

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says his daughter was close to one of two Lansing men whose deaths are being investigated as homicides.

Eighteen-year-old Darren Antonio Brown Jr. and 23-year-old Owen Wesley Goodenow died Thursday. Bernero, one of three Democrats running for governor, said at a Friday news conference that his younger daughter, Virginia, was close friends with Brown.

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In Michigan
4:52 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

State employee pay raises sealed

LANSING, MI – A three percent pay raise for 35,000 state employees appears to be safe. State Senate Republicans have failed for a third time to muster enough votes to freeze the salaries.

The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta reports.

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In Michigan
4:45 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

Finger-pointing leads legislative spring break

LANSING, MI –

Lawmakers at the state Capitol began their two-week spring break with growing tension over budget negotiations.

As Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber reports, legislative leaders ended session with a familiar round of finger-pointing.

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Top Stories
12:08 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

An Hour With Governor Granholm - 2010

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
Courtesy Photo

East Lansing, MI –



Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm took questions from the citizens across the state during her annual call-in show on WKAR AM 870.

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