In Michigan
6:25 pm
Wed February 17, 2010

Wildlife officials search for carp in Chicago area

CICERO, ILL –

State and federal fisheries biologists are using fishing nets and boats equipped with electric prods for their "search and destroy" mission of the dreaded Asian carp.

The operation that started today includes 20 commercial fishermen and biologists from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Crews are braving frigid temperatures to search Chicago-area waters for silver or bighead Asian carp that have breached electric fish barriers.

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In Michigan
6:21 pm
Wed February 17, 2010

Granholm allows other workers to join health plan

LANSING, MI –

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has signed an executive order clearing the way for university, public school and local government employees to join the health care coverage plan offered to state employees.

The Democratic governor said Wednesday in a release that the move could offer those groups a way to save on insurance.

All of the state's health care plans would be open to participation, including a PPO, health maintenance organization, prescription drug coverage and dental and vision care.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Wed February 17, 2010

State GOP budget chair wants new corrections plan from governor

LANSING, MI –

The Republican chairman of the Senate corrections budget subcommittee says Governor Granholm's plan for prison spending is already dead and wants her to submit a new one.

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In Michigan
3:49 pm
Wed February 17, 2010

Tentative MI contract avoids furlough days for UAW

LANSING, MI –

A union representing 17,000 state workers in Michigan has reached a tentative contract agreement that avoids 10 unpaid days off in 2010.

Gov. Jennifer Granholm's administration had imposed the furlough days after the state and United Auto Workers Local 6000 failed to reach an agreement on contract concessions.

Granholm's office said Wednesday that a new agreement has been reached. Union members must still approve the contract.

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In Michigan
3:48 pm
Wed February 17, 2010

MI lawmakers begin discussing K-12 budget

LANSING, MI –

State Superintendent Michael Flanagan asked lawmakers Wednesday for money to set up an education reform office to oversee failing schools.

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Flanagan asked lawmakers for a half-million dollars to open an education reform office. He says it's important to open the office soon so it can begin working with failing schools before classes begin in the fall.

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Sports
8:24 am
Wed February 17, 2010

Great Scot! Sadie the Scottie from Michigan wins Westminster

NEW YORK – A Scottish terrier from northern Michigan is America's new top dog.

Sadie the Scottie walked off with the title last night by winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.

Sadie is owned by Amelia Musser of Mackinac Island, Mich., and sports the champion's name of Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot. She was the huge favorite, and a crowd of about 15,000 saw the 4-year-old earn her 112th best in show ribbon.

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Sports
7:18 am
Wed February 17, 2010

No. 11 Michigan State pulls away from Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, IN – Draymond Green scored 14 points and Kalin Lucas added 13 to lead No. 11 Michigan State past Indiana 72-58 on Tuesday night.

It was the second straight win for the Spartans (21-6, 11-3) who took over sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. No. 9 Ohio State trails Michigan State by one-half game and hosts No. 4 Purdue on Wednesday.

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Sports
7:16 am
Wed February 17, 2010

Jerebko leads Pistons over Timberwolves 108-85

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Jonas Jerebko led a balanced offense with 21 points and the Detroit Pistons pulled away in the second half to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-85 on Tuesday night.

Detroit won for the third time in four games, while Minnesota dropped its third in a row. The Timberwolves fell to 4-26 on the road.

The Pistons had five players in double figures and got at least two points from all 12. Kevin Love paced Minnesota with 22 points and 15 rebounds.


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In Michigan
6:30 am
Wed February 17, 2010

Michigan State Wins NSF 'Beacon' Grant

EAST LANSING, MI –

Researchers at Michigan State University say a new federal grant will help them better understand the nature of evolution.

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In Michigan
6:18 pm
Tue February 16, 2010

Sampling for Asian carp to begin in Chicago area

CHICAGO –

Biologists and fishermen will use commercial fishing nets and electro-fishing to search for Asian carp over the next two to three weeks.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will enlist help from the fishermen as they conduct sampling in Chicago-area rivers and canals.

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