In Michigan
5:12 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

MI Senate panel discusses reforms

LANSING, MI –

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop says a Senate panel will decide this week which government reform proposals to tackle next. The panel continued debate Wednesday on a measure that would save the state money by reducing the amount of time allowed for labor disputes to be in arbitration. Union leaders and arbitrators testified against the measure. They say arbitration is a key element of collective bargaining.

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WKAR Features
3:38 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

Ottawa Street Power Station redevelopment shaping up

photo: Melissa Ingells/WKAR

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Sports
6:17 am
Wed February 3, 2010

Wisconsin tops Michigan State men

MADISON, WI – Jason Bohannon scored 19 points to lead No. 16 Wisconsin to a 67-49 victory over No. 5 Michigan State on Tuesday night, snapping the Spartans perfect Big Ten start and leaving them without leading scorer Kalin Lucas.

Jordan Taylor added 17 points as Wisconsin (17-5, 7-3) won its third game over a team ranked sixth or better this season and its 18th straight at the Kohl Center despite senior guard Trevon Hughes' early foul trouble.

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Sports
6:15 am
Wed February 3, 2010

Prince's late dunk lifts Pistons over Nets 97-93

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Tayshaun Prince slammed down a tie-breaking dunk on an inbounds play with 45.6 seconds left and the Detroit Pistons snapped a five-game losing streak with a 97-93
victory over the New Jersey Nets on Tuesday night.

Richard Hamilton had 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, including three free throws with the final 21.3 seconds to play, as the Pistons won for only the fifth time in 24 games.

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Sports
6:14 am
Wed February 3, 2010

Red Wings win third straight vs. Sharks, 4-2

SAN JOSE, CA – Derek Meech scored a tie-breaking power-play goal early in the third period and the Detroit Red Wings rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the San Jose Sharks
4-2 Tuesday night.

Dan Cleary, Henrik Zetterberg and Patrick Eaves also scored for the Red Wings, who are 3-0 against the Western Conference-leading Sharks but have struggled against almost everyone else this season.

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In Michigan
6:19 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

General Motors sales rise 14%

DETROIT –

General Motors Co. says its January sales rose 14% due to higher fleet and crossover vehicle sales.

Crossovers are SUV-like in size but sit on a car instead of a truck frame.

The automaker says it was helped by a stronger economy and Toyota's decision to halt U.S. sales of eight models due to a gas pedal system problem.

Toyota reported a 16% sales drop, while Ford Motor Co. was up 25%. Honda Motor Co. sales fell 5%, and Nissan Motor Co.'s rose 16%. Chrysler was down 8%.

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In Michigan
5:44 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

Oakland Beaumont med school OK'd to open in 2011

ROYAL OAK, MI –

A national oversight group has approved the opening of a fourth medical school in Michigan, sponsored by Oakland University and Beaumont Hospitals.

Royal Oak-based Beaumont says the medical school can start accepting applications this year for an entering class in August 2011.

It will be called the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education gave it preliminary accreditation Tuesday.

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In Michigan
5:15 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

State Capitol prepares for SoS protestors

LANSING, MI –

Security will be tighter than normal at the state Capitol Wednesday evening. More than a thousand protestors are expected when Governor Granholm delivers her State of the State address.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

MI legislative leaders say reforms must top SoS speech

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm delivers her eighth and final State of the State address Wednesday night to a joint session of the Michigan Legislature. After that, it's up to lawmakers to determine the future of her 2010 agenda.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

MI House approves elimination of lawmaker lifetime benefits

LANSING, MI –

The state House voted Tuesdat to eliminate health benefits for retired state lawmakers. But the bill would only apply to future lawmakers, and not current or former legislators.

Democratic House Speaker Andy Dillon says the measure is the first in a long list of cost-saving reforms the House intends to pass over the next few weeks.

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