In Michigan
6:17 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Scientists seeking methods to control Asian carp

UNDATED –

Scientists are stepping up their search for methods to prevent Asian carp from becoming established in the Great Lakes, where they could threaten the fishing and boating industries.

Leon Carl of the U.S. Geological Survey told a U.S. Senate panel Thursday that researchers are looking at short- and long-term strategies.

They include stopping carp from spawning in rivers that flow into the lakes and developing poisons that would kill Asian carp but not other fish.

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In Michigan
6:05 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Dow awarded tax credits to pursue alt energy projects

LANSING, MI –

The Michigan Economic Growth Authority has approved tax credits for Dow Chemical to support new jobs building solar panels and lithium-ion batteries. Governor Granholm says that's helping to turn the Saginaw-Midland area into a center of alternative energy manufacturing.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Medicaid debate begins in Lansing

LANSING, MI –

State senators overseeing Michigan's Medicaid budget have begun taking testimony on the future of the program. Some lawmakers say the Medicaid debate may be one of the toughest state budget battles this year.

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reWorking Michigan
4:25 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

LEAP awards two Next Bright Idea winners

Lansing, MI –

A 22-year-old Michigan State University student has won first place in a regional competition for budding entrepreneurs.

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In Michigan
9:18 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Okemos firm plans move, expansion

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In Michigan
6:41 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Lawmakers may target Mich. state worker pay raises

LANSING, MI –

Michigan lawmakers might soon try to rescind a 3% pay raise scheduled to take effect Oct. 1 for roughly 35,000 union-represented state workers.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop says the state can't afford the raises. Michigan is wrestling with a projected $1.7 billion overall shortfall for the next fiscal year, which also starts Oct. 1.

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Sports
6:00 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Tigers P Zumaya back, with overpowering fastball

LAKELAND, FL – Joe Zumaya and his exceptional fastball are back for the Detroit Tigers.

Zumaya's overpowering pitching sessions have attracted a lot of attention in the early days of spring training. Just six months ago, as he was preparing for a second major operation in less than two years on his aching right shoulder, he wondered whether his career might be over at the age of 24.

Manager Jim Leyland says he has a lot left. He says the pitches he has seen so far this spring make him wonder whether anyone can hit the fastball.

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Sports
5:47 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Kaman, Gooden help Clippers get by Pistons

LOS ANGELES – Chris Kaman had 21 points and 15 rebounds, Drew Gooden added 20 points and 13 boards and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Detroit Pistons 97-91 on Wednesday night.

Rasual Butler hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 25 seconds left for the Clippers, who have won three straight following a six-game losing streak. They completed a two-game season sweep of Detroit after losing the previous 13 meetings.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Wed February 24, 2010

MI "Good Time" credits discussed

LANSING, MI –

A state House panel began hearings Wednesday on legislation that would allow for the early parole of prisoners on good behavior.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Wed February 24, 2010

Commission says MI forces local gov'ts to pay billions

LANSING, MI –

A special state commission says Michigan is illegally forcing local governments to spend billions of dollars from their own treasuries. Legislative leaders say they will act soon to rein in unfunded mandates from the state.

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