In Michigan
5:41 am
Fri April 9, 2010

Tea Party Express holds first anti-Stupak rally

BESSEMER, MI – The Tea Party Express launched its statewide tour aimed at unseating U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak because of his last-minute vote in favor of the health care overhaul.

Tea Party Express chairman Mark Williams told approximately 200 people gathered Thursday night outside a VFW hall that it was time to send Stupak, a Democrat from Menominee, into forced retirement in November.

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In Michigan
6:36 pm
Thu April 8, 2010

Michigan has 'hot' jobs, but skills are needed

LANSING, MI –

There are jobs available in Michigan for people with the right skills.

Lansing Community College is convinced of that. The school is offering a money-back guarantee for students who complete training in one of four programs if they can't find a job within a year.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Thu April 8, 2010

Attorney General Cox calls for tax return disclosures

LANSING, MI –

State Attorney General Mike Cox wants his fellow gubernatorial candidates to disclose their tax returns and personal finances.

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Cox made the request to disclose tax returns a few weeks ago. Cox spokesman Nick De Leeuw says they haven't heard a response from any of the other candidates.

"For too long Michigan has had a reputation of not embracing transparency in politics and government," he says.

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Sports
5:56 am
Thu April 8, 2010

Lugnuts exhibition game cancelled

LANSING, MI – The Crosstown Showdown between the Lansing Lugnuts and MSU's baseball team was postponed due to rain and rescheduled for 7:05 p. m. on Monday, April 26th, at Cooley Law School Stadium. The Lugnuts kick off their 15th season today in Dayton, Ohio, with a three-game series against the Dragons.

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Sports
5:53 am
Thu April 8, 2010

Short-handed Pistons hand Hawks 2nd straight loss

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Ben Gordon scored 22 points and made two key defensive plays in the final minute, leading the injury-riddled Detroit Pistons to a 90-88 victory over the Atlanta
Hawks on Wednesday night.

The win came one night after the Pistons snapped an 11-game losing streak in Philadelphia. Detroit had lost 18 of its previous 20, dating to Feb. 24.

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Sports
5:48 am
Thu April 8, 2010

3-goal outburst in 1:16 lifts Red Wings

DETROIT – Tomas Holmstrom scored twice and Dan Cleary added a goal in a 1:16 span of the third period in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 comeback victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night.

Niklas Kronwall added a goal and an assist, and Jimmy Howard made 21 saves for Detroit. Mike Blunden had a goal and an assist, R.J. Umberger, Sammy Pahlsson also scored, and Steve Mason stopped 31 shots for Columbus.

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In Michigan
5:38 am
Thu April 8, 2010

Research group says MEGA tax credit boon for state

LANSING, MI –

A new report suggests that Michigan's Economic Growth Authority tax credit program created at least 18,000 jobs across the state.

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In Michigan
5:43 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

Tea Party group attacks MI's Stupak in ad campaign

UNDATED –

The Tea Party Express is kicking off a $250,000 ad campaign targeting U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak for defeat in the November election.

The group says Wednesday it is airing television and radio ads across Stupak's northern Michigan district. The 30-second commercials criticize the veteran Democrat's vote for the health care overhaul.

Stupak was the leader of a small group of moderate House Democrats whose last-minute support helped the legislation win narrow approval.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

Senator Stabenow will not endorse gov candidate

LANSING, MI –

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow says she will not endorse a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor before the primary election. She says she expects any of the candidates would do well against the Republicans, who have been leading in the polls.

She says recent action from Democrats in Congress should help create a positive view of Democrats throughout the country.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

GM posts $4 billion second half loss

DETROIT –

General Motors posted a significant loss in the second half of 2009 but company officials believe the automaker can become profitable this year.

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The Detroit automaker says it lost $4.3 billion between July 10, when it emerged from bankruptcy, and December 31.

The company says more than $2.5 billion of that figure can be attributed to a settlement loss due to the UAW retiree health care plan.

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