In Michigan
8:18 am
Mon April 19, 2010

Gubernatorial candidates meet for Democratic Party forum in Detroit

Detroit, MI – The three Democrats seeking their party's nomination for governor appeared at a forum in Detroit Sunday. It was an opportunity for about 80 people who bought tickets to a Democratic fundraiser to get a closer look at the candidates.

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In Michigan
10:16 am
Sun April 18, 2010

Democrats nominate Benson and Layton

DETROIT, MI –

Michigan Democrats have chosen Wayne State University election law professor Jocelyn Benson to be the party's nominee for secretary of state on the November ballot. A special convention also tapped Genessee County Prosecutor David Leyton to be the nominee for attorney general.

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In Michigan
7:29 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

Non-tenure track faculty rally at MSU

EAST LANSING, MI –

Instructors who are not on the tenure track at Michigan State University rallied in support of their ongoing contract negotiations with MSU today.

WKAR's Scott Pohl reports.

AUDIO: Non-tenure track faculty voted to unionize a year ago, and they're still negotiating their first contract with Michigan State.

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Top Stories
7:26 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

Room and board rates will rise for most MSU students

EAST LANSING, MI –

Room and board rates will be higher at Michigan State University in the fall.

WKAR's Scott Pohl reports, though, that rent will actually be lower for some students.

AUDIO: MSU Trustees today approved a 5.1% increase for living and eating on campus. Basic room and board rates will be $7,770 dollars a year, starting this fall.

However, monthly rent on one-bedroom apartments in Spartan Village, Cherry Lane and Faculty Bricks will see a $50 cut.

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In Michigan
6:39 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

MI Class of 2011 first to graduate under new curriculum

LANSING, MI –

The high school class of 2011 will be the first group of students to graduate under Michigan's new curriculum signed into law four years ago. Governor Granholm used her weekly radio address to discuss the importance of the more challenging new standards.

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In Michigan
6:08 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

MI Democrats seek edge with early endorsement convention

LANSING, MI –

Michigan Democrats will gather in Detroit this weekend for a special convention to select the party's candidates for attorney general and secretary of state. 15 thousand Democrats from across the state are expected to participate.

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WKAR Features
2:36 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

Entrepreneurs' Small Businesses Have Big Impact

LANSING, MI –

Michigan has been working for years to diversify and modernize its economy. The state has launched numerous programs to attract and retain high-tech entrepreneurs.

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In Michigan
2:32 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

MSU breaks ground on new plant science facility

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East Lansing, MI – Michigan State University has broken ground on a new plant science expansion project. The 80,000 square foot facility will build onto the university's research into nutrition and plant development.

MSU President Lou Anna Simon says the project is an affirmation of the university's investment in an industry that's key to the state's economic future.

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In Michigan
2:32 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

EPA fines Alro Steel $120k

EAST LANSING, MI –

Jackson-based Alro Steel will pay a $120,000 fine for failing to disclose information about hazardous chemicals at four of its facilities, including one in Lansing.

Federal law requires companies give state and local authorities an inventory of its hazardous chemicals. Environmental Protection Agency officials say in case of a fire or other emergency, responders need to know about chemicals for public safety purposes. Alro's Lansing location is at 1800 West Willow Street.

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In Michigan
2:29 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

East Lansing fire displaces 11

EAST LANSING, MI –

Authorities say 11 college students are looking for new quarters after a fire destroyed their East Lansing house Friday morning. Fire officials say all residents at 318 Elm Place escaped safely. They initially estimated damage at $500,000 and call it a total loss. Michigan State University is working to find alternative housing for those displaced.

Officials say the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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