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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In Michigan
6:15 pm
Tue February 16, 2010

Study: Corporate charter schools more segregated

KALAMAZOO, MI –

A new study says corporate-run charter schools tend to be more segregated by race and income than nearby public schools.

Western Michigan University professor Gary Miron and colleagues say charter schools generally are "strongly racially segregative" compared to surrounding districts.

The study was jointly published by the Arizona State University and the University of Colorado. It's based on 2006-07 data from 968 schools run by education management groups.

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In Michigan
6:12 pm
Tue February 16, 2010

Early inmate release plan riles Mich. prosecutors

LANSING, MI –

Gov. Jennifer Granholm's proposal to let an estimated 7,500 Michigan inmates out of prison early and save the cash-strapped state money is coming under fire from prosecutors worried about public safety.

Granholm wants to cut more than $130 million from state prison spending in the budget year starting Oct. 1.

Most of the savings would come by allowing inmates to shave time off their sentences for good behavior and letting more offenders be released under electronic monitoring outside of prison.

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In Michigan
5:45 pm
Tue February 16, 2010

Biden says stimulus good for Michigan, rest of US

UNIVERSITY CENTER, MI –

Vice President Joe Biden is in Michigan, taking a firsthand look at what he says is the good being done by the billions in federal Recovery Act dollars sent to this hard-hit state.

The Democratic vice president was in the Saginaw area Tuesday, dispatched by President Barack Obama to defend the economic stimulus plan on its first anniversary.

Biden checked out a jobs training program at Delta College and later was to tour a solar factory, both of which received stimulus cash.

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In Michigan
5:10 pm
Tue February 16, 2010

UP lawmaker asks feds to take Gray Wolf off endangered list

LANSING, MI –

A state lawmaker from the Upper Peninsula says the gray wolf should be taken off the federal endangered species list.

Democratic state Representative Mike Lahti sponsored a resolution asking the federal government to take Michigan's gray wolves off the list. That would allow people to shoot or trap nuisance wolves that attack pets and livestock. There are 600 wolves in the Upper Peninsula. Lahti says the wolf population could get too big without more control.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Tue February 16, 2010

MI revenue fight shaping up at Capitol

LANSING, MI –

School officials are squaring off against business groups by urging the Legislature to adopt new taxes to avoid big cuts to K-12 education.

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In Michigan
9:55 am
Tue February 16, 2010

Never quite in, Bowman exits race for governor

LANSING, MI – The contest for the Democratic nomination to run for governor remains fluid as former state Treasurer Robert Bowman removed his name from the list of possible contenders.

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