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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Sports
5:41 am
Thu January 28, 2010

Gasol leads Grizzlies over Pistons, 99-93

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Marc Gasol scored eight of his 25 points in the final two minutes as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Detroit Pistons 99-93 Wednesday night.

Gasol added 12 rebounds while Zach Randolph had 24 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis, which won its third straight. All five Grizzlies starters scored at least 14 points.

Rodney Stuckey led Detroit with 17 points and 11 assists and Richard Hamilton added 16 points and 10 assists. The Pistons have lost three straight.


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Sports
5:40 am
Thu January 28, 2010

Miettinen sparks Wild early in 5-2 win over Wings

ST. PAUL, MN – Antti Miettinen got Minnesota going with a pair of first-period goals, and Detroit's defense fell apart down the stretch in the Wild's 5-2 victory over the Red Wings on
Wednesday night.

Josh Harding made the early scores hold up with 26 saves for Minnesota, which improved to 6-0-1 in its last seven home games. Detroit's 4-3 shootout victory last week is the only blemish.

Miettinen, who has 15 goals this season, had his third two-goal game in his last seven games.

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Top Stories
6:19 pm
Wed January 27, 2010

Annual field count of Lansing's homeless begins tonight

Lansing, MI – Lansing social services providers will be on the streets tonight to count and care for the homeless. It's part of an annual survey that determines federal funding for homelessness treatment programs.

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In Michigan
6:12 pm
Wed January 27, 2010

Congress to seek more money to fight Asian carp

TRAVERSE CITY, MI –

Members of Congress say they'll seek $20 million to study using poisons to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

Securing the money was among several steps agreed on by lawmakers from the Great Lakes region during a meeting Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois, who hosted the session, tells The Associated Press the bipartisan group did not resolve a disagreement over whether to close shipping locks and gates at Chicago that could give the carp a pathway to Lake Michigan.

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