Sports
6:18 am
Mon April 12, 2010

Raptors visit Pistons

DETROIT – The Toronto Raptors haven't been making things easy on themselves lately, and their playoff chances took a major hit with a devastating loss last time out.

Mired in a five-game losing streak, the banged-up Raptors (38-42) try to avoid being eliminated from postseason consideration Monday night when they visit a Detroit Pistons team that has already defeated two playoff-bound teams this past week.

The Pistons (26-54) have their most losses since going 28-54 in 1994-95, but they haven't given up.

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Sports
6:16 am
Mon April 12, 2010

Stuart goal gives Red Wings win

CHICAGO – Brad Stuart scored at 3:11 of overtime Sunday as the Detroit Red Wings prevented Chicago from winning the Western Conference by beating the Blackhawks 3-2.

Stuart took a nice pass from Dan Cleary to beat Antti Niemi as the Red Wings continued their late-season surge and locked up the No. 5 seed in the conference playoffs. They will face Phoenix in the first round.

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In Michigan
5:56 am
Mon April 12, 2010

MSU Students meet with Pollan

East Lansing, MI – Author and food industry critic Michael Pollan will speak at the Wharton Center at Michigan State University Monday. Pollan has also scheduled a question and answer forum with MSU students. Some agriculture students are looking forward to a spirited discussion.

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In Michigan
5:50 am
Mon April 12, 2010

Legislature returns to Lansing and budget issues

LANSING, MI – The state Legislature returns from its spring break this week. Lawmakers are expected to dive back into budget disputes.

Funding for the Department of Transportation is quickly becoming one of the more contentious debates in Lansing. Democratic state Representative Lee Gonzales chairs the subcommittee that oversees that budget in the House.

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In Michigan
6:08 pm
Sun April 11, 2010

City of Lansing hosts anti-crime summit

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Lansing, MI – LANSING, MI (WKAR) - The City of Lansing hosted a public meeting Sunday night to address the recent rash of violence in the city.

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Since March 14, there've been five homicides in metro Lansing and several people have been injured in shootings.

City officials led a discussion about the violence at a meeting that drew about 150 people to Union Missionary Baptist Church.

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In Michigan
5:44 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

Asian carp focus of conservation group resolution

CHICAGO –

The National Wildlife Federation has passed a resolution asking for the separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds in an effort to stop the spread of invasive species like the Asian carp.

Jordan Lubetkin of the national conservation organization's Great Lakes office said the resolution passed unanimously Friday at the group's annual conference in Houston.

Federation board member Clark Bullard of Illinois calls Asian carp a "grave threat" and says the resolution is a "call for action."

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In Michigan
5:23 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

Stupak says he's retiring from Congress

UNDATED – Michigan Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak tells The Associated Press he'll
retire from Congress rather than seek a 10th term this year.

Stupak has drawn stinging criticism from opponents of the recently enacted health care overhaul after leading a bloc of anti-abortion Democrats whose last-minute
support was crucial to its approval by the House.

The Tea Party Express is calling for his defeat at rallies in his sprawling northern Michigan district this week.

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In Michigan
5:22 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

Tea Party target Stupak won't seek re-election

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak of Michigan tells The Associated Press he'll retire from Congress rather than seek a 10th term this year.

Stupak has drawn stinging criticism from opponents of the recently enacted health care overhaul after leading a bloc of anti-abortion Democrats whose last-minute support was crucial to its approval by the House.

The Tea Party Express is calling for his defeat at rallies in his sprawling northern Michigan district this week.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

Candidate pool could increase with Stupak's exit

LANSING, MI –

New potential candidates from northern Michigan are considering a run for Congress because of U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak's decision to retire.

The Democrat from Menominee announced Friday that he would not seek re-election this year.

Michigan House Republican Leader Kevin Elsenheimer of Kewadin says in a statement Friday he is taking a "serious look" at running for Stupak's seat and will announce his decision in the coming days. Elsenheimer can't run for the state House again because of term limits.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

MI House to deal with credit-scoring bill

LANSING, MI –

State House lawmakers are expected to vote next week on a bill that would prevent most employers from using credit scores of potential employees to make hiring decisions.

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The Michigan House approved a similar measure a couple years ago, but it stalled in the Republican-led state Senate.

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