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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WKAR Features
8:32 am
Fri March 26, 2010

Lansing Symphony features Barber concerto, Schumann symphony

LSO conductor Timothy Muffitt.

EAST LANSING, MI – Melissa Ingells talks to Lansing Symphony Orchestra conductor Timothy Muffitt about the MasterWorks 5 concert, "Reflections of Romanticism." It features the Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber, the "Rhenish" Symphony #3 by Schumann, and a suite of Ancient Airs and Dances by Respighi.

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In Michigan
8:26 am
Fri March 26, 2010

House votes to repeal helmet law

LANSING, MI – The state House has voted to repeal Michigan's mandatory motorcycle helmet law.

The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta reports.

AUDIO: The measure would allow anyone over the age of 21 who buys a special $20,000 insurance policy to ride without a helmet. Riders younger than 21 or who don't have the policy would still have to wear a helmet.

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In Michigan
8:24 am
Fri March 26, 2010

Legislature rescues summer Pure Michigan ad campaign

LANSING, MI – The Pure Michigan tourism ads will be back on the air in neighboring Midwestern states as people are making summer travel plans.

The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta reports that the Legislature has approved a temporary funding measure to pay for the ads.

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In Michigan
8:21 am
Fri March 26, 2010

House Dems call to consolidate Legislative services

LANSING, MI – A new proposal in the Legislature would save the state a few million dollars by consolidating services at the Capitol.

The Michigan Public Radio Network's Laura Weber reports.

AUDIO: The plan unveiled by House Democrats would consolidate House and Senate business offices and support services. That includes the fiscal agencies that crunch numbers for the House and Senate.

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Sports
7:01 am
Fri March 26, 2010

Mid-major NIowa a real threat to beat Michigan St

ST. LOUIS – Northern Iowa has a big anchor in the middle, a tenacious point guard and a fearless shooter who has already taken down two teams in the NCAA tournament.

These Panthers aren't underdogs or Cinderellas. They're just good and a threat to beat Michigan State in the round of 16 on Friday in St. Louis.

Northern Iowa knocked off UNLV in the opening round on a last-second 3-pointer, then took down No. 1 overall seed Kansas on another late 3 by Ali Farokhmanesh.

Next up is the limping Spartans.

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