In Michigan
5:13 pm
Fri January 29, 2010

Gubernatorial debate in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, MI – Five Michigan gubernatorial candidates met Friday in Grand Rapids for their first debate in 2010. They discussed, among other things, what would be their first order of business as governor, how they would reform Michigan's tax structure, and whether the Michigan Promise Scholarship should be reinstated.

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In Focus Today
1:54 pm
Fri January 29, 2010

Haitian Doctor Discusses Earthquake Devastation

EAST LANSING, MI –

The devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th spurred Doctor Sidney Coupet to action.

Born in the U-S but raised in Haiti, Coupet founded a group called Doctors United for Haiti last year. It's aim is to address a long-term plan for his homeland's health care.

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Sports
6:04 am
Fri January 29, 2010

MSU women beat Northwestern

CHICAGO, IL – MSU Senior Allyssa DeHaan carried the Michigan State women's basketball team to a 56-52 win at Northwestern on Thursday night in Welsh-Ryan Arena. DeHaan, who put the Spartans ahead for good with a basket in the final two minutes, poster her third double-double of the season with a season-high 24 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks. MSU, which has now won three in a row, evens its Big Ten record at 5-5.

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In Michigan
6:15 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

MI lawmakers would like to find text messaging agreement in Feb

LANSING, MI –

Two state senators working on legislation to ban texting while driving say they would like to have the measure signed into law before the spring.

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In Michigan
5:45 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

Asian carp summit to be Feb. 8 at White House

LANSING, MI –

Three governors intent on keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes are taking their concerns to the White House.

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm's office on Thursday said she will attend the Feb. 8 meeting with Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

Michigan and four other states are pressing a lawsuit demanding closure of the Chicago shipping locks and gates that could give the carp entry to the Great Lakes.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

MI Senate committee to start voting on reforms

LANSING, MI –

A state Senate panel is expected to start voting next week on Republican proposals for government reforms.

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WKAR Features
5:09 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

Counting in the Counted Out

Lansing, MI – This morning, a quiet humanitarian mission is wrapping up in Lansing. Since midnight, a small band of social workers and volunteers have been braving the cold, scouring the streets in search of the homeless. They've been checking on their needs and guiding them to shelter. WKAR's Kevin Lavery went along with them.

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Top Stories
5:04 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

Holman: not closing shelter yet

Lansing, MI – The Ingham County Board of Commissioners will not be closing the animal shelter, at least not yet. Closing the shelter and eliminating animal control enforcement are on a long list of possible cuts commissioners are considering to close a budget gap.

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Top Stories
4:44 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

Michigan gets $40 M for train stations, $0 for high-speed rail

LANSING, MI –

The Obama administration will spend $240 million to upgrade tracks and make other improvements to help build a high-speed rail line connecting metro Detroit to Chicago. But very little of that money will be spent in Michigan.

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Watch Video
4:00 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

Jen Sygit and Spare Change | BackStage Pass

Bluesy folk with an edge from Michigan's singer/songwriter Jen Sygit.

Originally aired 1/28/10

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