In Michigan
6:16 am
Mon January 25, 2010

Are Michigan's 20j school districts history?

LANSING, MI –

Some Democratic lawmakers in Lansing say the state's highest-spending school districts could soon be forgotten in budget negotiations.

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Extra funds for the state's highest-spending school districts were cut from the budget last year. These are districts that chose to tax themselves for more school funding before Proposal A eliminated their ability to do so. The so-called 20-J fund was created to lessen the blow to those districts.

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Sports
2:45 pm
Sat January 23, 2010

Michigan State rallies past Minnesota 65-64

Minneapolis, MInn – Kalin Lucas scored 22 points, Raymar Morgan added 17 and Michigan State (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP) rallied to beat shorthanded Minnesota 65-64 on Saturday in a game the Spartans never led until the final minutes.

The Spartans (17-3) have won eight straight and matched their best start in the Big Ten since also starting 7-0 during the 1977-78 season.

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Top Stories
6:26 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

MI House Dems to prepare answer to GOP reforms

LANSING, MI –

State House Democrats are expected to go on a retreat next weekend to sort out their legislative priorities for the coming year. House Speaker Andy Dillon says they will come up with a plan to answer Senate-Republican proposals to save taxpayers' money.

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In Michigan
6:23 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Dan Kildee brings urban issues to MI Dem gov race

EAST LANSING, MI –

Dan Kildee would like to turn his passion for restoring cities into a chance to restore the state.

The former Genesee County treasurer hasn't decided yet if he wants to join the Democratic race for governor now that Lt. Gov. John Cherry has withdrawn.

But he said Friday on public television's Off the Record program that he knows how to make government work and has "been in the trenches" helping cities such as Flint, Saginaw and Grand Rapids restore blighted areas.

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In Michigan
6:21 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Suspected Lansing serial killer's convictions upheld

LANSING, MI –

The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the murder convictions of a suspected serial killer who was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole in the 2007 slayings of two Lansing women.

In an opinion released Friday, a three-judge panel disagreed with 30-year-old Matthew Macon's claim that didn't have effective legal counsel.

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In Michigan
6:17 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Feds file antitrust suit against Dean Foods

WASHINGTON –

The Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Dean Foods Co., saying a recent acquisition has spoiled a regional market for milk.

The lawsuit says Dean's 2009 acquisition of Foremost Farms USA's Consumer Products Division eliminates substantial competition in the sale of milk to schools, groceries, and convenience stories in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.

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WKAR Features
2:28 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Under the Radar: Raphael reviews <em>The Imperial Cruise</em> by James Bradley

EAST LANSING, MI – Our book reviewer Lev Raphael has been reading a book critical of one of America's iconic presidents. It's called The Imperial Cruise by James Bradley, and Lev says it basically blames Teddy Roosevelt for the Japanese part of World War Two.

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In Michigan
7:51 am
Fri January 22, 2010

Lansing City Council rejects latest N. Cap Ramp deal

LANSING, MI – The Lansing City Council has turned down a request by Mayor Virg Bernero to hold a public hearing on a proposal to sell the North Capitol Parking Ramp to Lansing Community College. This is the third time the mayor has brought council a plan to sell the ramp to the college.

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Sports
7:33 am
Fri January 22, 2010

MSU Women beat Purdue

EAST LANSING, MI – The Michigan State women's basketball team snapped a three-game losing skid last night, topping Purdue, 72-54 at the Breslin Center.

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Sports
7:30 am
Fri January 22, 2010

Miller's SO goal gives Red Wings win over Wild

ST. PAUL, MN – Drew Miller scored his first career shootout goal in the eighth round and the Detroit Red Wings survived Minnesota's third-period rally to beat the Wild 4-3 on
Thursday night.

Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard stopped six shots in the shootout and denied Eric Belanger in the eighth round to set up Miller's winner. Miller beat Niklas Backstrom, who entered the game after the first period in place of injured starter Josh Harding.

The Wild overcame a 3-1 deficit with third-period goals from Martin Havlat and Andrew Brunette.

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