SACRAMENTO, CA – Richard Hamilton scored 30 points and the Detroit Pistons pulled away in the third quarter to defeat the struggling Sacramento Kings 101-89 on Tuesday night.
After taking a 12-point lead in halftime, Hamilton keyed a third-quarter effort that hiked the Pistons' advantage to 30 at one point. Hamilton scored the first eight points of the quarter and finished the period with 14 as the Pistons took an 83-58 lead into the fourth.
Former Genesee County Treasurer Dan Kildee filed paperwork with the state Tuesday to run for the Democratic nomination for governor.
AUDIO: Kildee says he is the only Democratic candidate who would be able to win the gubernatorial election in November. Although he hasn't formally launched his campaign, he says he does intend to run.
LANSING, MI – The Lansing City Council has approved a plan to let a local developer borrow $31 million to build a new parking ramp downtown.
Chrisman Company is using bonds issued through Lansing's Economic Development Corporation to build a ramp for the Accident Fund Insurance Company's new headquarters. Bob Trezise is president of the EDC. He says the developer originally planned on using federal stimulus bonds.
Governor Granholm is back in Michigan after attending the winter meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington D.C. The governors met with President Obama and members of Congress. They asked the federal government to help states with their budget troubles. Governor Granholm spoke with Michigan Public Radio's state Capitol bureau chief Rick Pluta about the meeting.