Sports
12:05 pm
Fri February 5, 2010

Michigan State stays no to logo change

In Michigan
5:26 am
Fri February 5, 2010

Bernero to join race for MI governor

LANSING, MI –

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is expected to jump into the race for governor of Michigan next week.

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Bernero is expected to make stops in Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids Monday to announce he is seeking the Democratic nomination. He formed a campaign committee a couple weeks ago and has been talking to Democrats around the state about fundraising and organization. He has also set up a campaign headquarters.

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In Michigan
6:52 pm
Thu February 4, 2010

CMU breaks ground for $24M med school building

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI –

Central Michigan University is breaking ground for a $24 million home for a medical school. It's one of three new medical schools planned for the state.

The university holds a ceremony Feb. 18 for a 60,000-square-foot addition to the Health Professions Building on its Mount Pleasant campus. Completion is planned for 2012.

Central says it's designed to meet the accrediting standards of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

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In Michigan
6:49 pm
Thu February 4, 2010

Bill would let MI college students postpone jury duty

LANSING, MI –

College students would be able to postpone jury duty in Michigan under legislation introduced by a state lawmaker.

The bill detailed Thursday would allow full-time college students attending classes to be excused from serving as a juror during the school year. Students would be able to defer their summons to a later date.

The bill introduced by Democratic state Rep. Mark Meadows of East Lansing will be taken up by the House Judiciary Committee.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Thu February 4, 2010

Credit Unions will Free up $40 million for Startups

Lansing, MI – Michigan credit unions say they're ready to step up to help small businesses get the financing they need to succeed in the state's challenging economy.

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In Michigan
5:11 pm
Thu February 4, 2010

Gov candidates weigh in on State of the State

LANSING, MI –

Most of the declared candidates hoping to replace Governor Granholm say her final State of the State speech was underwhelming. And they say that the governor failed to directly confront the problems facing the state.

Republican state Attorney General Mike Cox is running for governor.

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In Michigan
4:41 pm
Thu February 4, 2010

Cox asks Supreme Court to reconsider carp decision

LANSING, MI –

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has asked the U-S Supreme Court to reconsider its refusal to close a Chicago shipping canal. Cox wants the canal closed to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

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4:00 pm
Thu February 4, 2010

Huckleberry Groove | BackStage Pass

This horn-heavy pop/funk/soul band from Michigan packs energy and a feel-good vibe.

Originally aired 2/4/10

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WKAR Features
2:21 pm
Thu February 4, 2010

Granholm says economic strategy will pay off

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm acknowledged that Michigan is in dire shape in her final State of the State address. But she says her economic policies have set Michigan up for a comeback, even if it won't happen on her watch.

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WKAR Features
2:19 pm
Thu February 4, 2010

"Better Michigan" group responds to SoS

A Better Michigan Future's Lynn Jondahl.
WKAR Photo

EAST LANSING, MI –

The citizen group "A Better Michigan Future" wants to turn Michigan around by implementing a graduated income tax, cutting tax incentives for underperforming companies and expanding the state sales tax to services. WKAR's Mark Bashore spoke with group spokesman Lynn Jondahl.

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