In Michigan
4:44 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

STATE BUDGET UPDATE

LANSING, MI –

Governor Jennifer Granholm has begun briefing a joint meeting of the House and Senate appropriations committees on her budget proposal for the coming fiscal year. She was greeted with a standing ovation as she prepares to present the final budget plan of her administration.

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4:00 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

Steppin' In It/Shout Sister Shout | BackStage Pass

Old-time country swing and swing-era jazz classics from two of Michigan's hottest acts.

Originally aired 2/11/10

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Top Stories
2:52 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

Councilman wants East Lansing to become broadband network test site

East Lansing City Hall.
WKAR Photo

East Lansing, MI – City councilman Nathan Triplett wants East Lansing to be a test site for a national high-speed fiber optic network now in the planning stage.

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This week, Google announced plans to build a broadband network capable of delivering data at 1 gigabit per second to up to 500,000 people. The company is encouraging civic leaders and individuals to apply to make their local community a test site.

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Top Stories
2:52 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

Councilman wants East Lansing to become broadband network test site

East Lansing City Hall.
WKAR Photo

East Lansing, MI – City councilman Nathan Triplett wants East Lansing to be a test site for a national high-speed fiber optic network now in the planning stage.

AUDIO:

This week, Google announced plans to build a broadband network capable of delivering data at 1 gigabit per second to up to 500,000 people. The company is encouraging civic leaders and individuals to apply to make their local community a test site.

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In Michigan
12:02 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

Bowman Forms Committee For Gubernatorial Bid

LANSING, MI –

Former state Treasurer Robert Bowman has formed a committee to explore a run for Michigan's Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

Bowman, now CEO of Major League Baseball's online and interactive media operations, filed the paperwork Thursday with the Michigan secretary of state.

He works in New York City but has a summer home in Harbor Springs, in northern Michigan. He's also president of the Michigan Education Trust.

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In Michigan
9:54 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Governor Granholm unveils her final budget proposal

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm says her budget for the coming fiscal year will require difficult cuts. But she says schools, community colleges, universities, and local governments have already been cut too much and should be shielded from more reductions.

The governor wants to expand the sales tax to services and use that money to shore up the School Aid Fund. She says services now make up two thirds of all commercial transactions.

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In Michigan
9:43 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Councilman wants East Lansing to become broadband network test site

East Lansing City Hall.
WKAR Photo

East Lansing, MI – City councilman Nathan Triplett wants East Lansing to be a test site for a national high-speed fiber optic network now in the planning stage.

AUDIO:

This week, Google announced plans to build a broadband network capable of delivering data at 1 gigabit per second to up to 500,000 people. The company is encouraging civic leaders and individuals to apply to make their local community a test site.

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In Michigan
9:17 am
Thu February 11, 2010

LCC announces tuition refund initiative

LANSING, MI –

Lansing Community College President Brent Knight says the school will roll out a unique job guarantee program soon.

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Sports
7:28 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Holmstrom's injury might open up spot for Franzen

DETROIT – Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says Niklas Kronwall will not play against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday and Tomas Holmstrom is questionable because of knee injuries.

If Holmstrom doesn't get healthy soon, Team Sweden might replace him on the roster with a Detroit teammate when Olympic rosters are set Monday.

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Sports
7:27 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Martin leads Kings to 103-97 win over Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Kevin Martin scored 26 points and Beno Udrih added 22 as the Sacramento Kings beat the Detroit Pistons 103-97 on Wednesday night.

The Kings have won back-to-back road games after winning just three of their first 25 away from home. Andres Nocioni added 13 for Sacramento, while Tyreke Evans scored seven of his 13 in the final five minutes.

Tayshaun Prince led the Pistons with 23, while Rodney Stuckey finished with 17. Detroit has lost five of six at home, with the only win coming over hapless New Jersey.


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