In Michigan
5:43 pm
Tue January 26, 2010

MI House committee approves horse trail compromise

LANSING, MI –

A state House committee has approved a bill to name a commission that would recommend which state-owned trails are open to horseback riding.

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Riders wearing boots and cowboy hats packed the committee room and applauded at the passage of the measure. They say horse and mule riders have been on the losing end of many arguments with skiers, snowmobilers, bikers and hikers as the state has shut down their access to trails

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WKAR Features
2:25 pm
Tue January 26, 2010

Entrepreneurs search for untapped capital

East Lansing, MI –

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Top Stories
1:20 pm
Tue January 26, 2010

Stupak won't run for governor

MENOMINEE, MI –

U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak says he won't seek the Democratic nomination for Michigan governor this year.

The congressman from Menominee made the announcement in a written statement released Tuesday morning.

Presumptive Democratic front-runner Lt. Gov. John Cherry withdrew his name earlier this month, opening up the race and drawing the attention of Democrats such as Stupak, House Speaker Andy Dillon, businesswoman and University of Michigan Regent Denise Ilitch, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and former state treasurer Robert Bowman.

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In Michigan
6:15 am
Tue January 26, 2010

Bernero offers new initiatives to improve city's outlook

LANSING, MI – Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says he'll take a pay cut to help the city through its financial struggles. Bernero presented his fifth State of the City speech last night.

Bernero told the crowd at the South Lansing Community Center's Hill Auditorium that the city is facing its biggest challenge yet with a looming 12-million dollar budget deficit.

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In Michigan
6:15 am
Tue January 26, 2010

Protesters concerned with Bernero's commitment to Lansing

LANSING, MI – A handful of protestors gathered Monday outside the South Side Community Center before Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's State of the City address. They were concerned with Bernero's commitment to the city.

The protesters held hand-drawn signs criticizing Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's consideration of a gubernatorial run.

"It says "Do your job, don't switch jobs," said Margo Aseltine.

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In Michigan
6:10 pm
Mon January 25, 2010

'Bilal's Stand' goes from UM film class to Sundance

ANN ARBOR, MI –

A movie that began in a University of Michigan film class has made it to the top of the ski hill, beating thousands of other entries for a spot at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

"Bilal's Stand" is the creation of 25-year-old Michigan graduate Sultan Sharrief. It's being screened Monday night in Sundance's new NEXT category for very low budget films.

It's one of eight films in the category.

Sharrief says the story is "highly personal" and based on him and his family in Detroit.

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In Michigan
5:44 pm
Mon January 25, 2010

Midwest attorneys general want to attend carp summit

TRAVERSE CITY, MI –

Attorneys general from five states want to attend a White House meeting on preventing an Asian carp invasion of the Great Lakes.

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox and his counterparts from Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin made the request Monday in a letter to President Barack Obama.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Mon January 25, 2010

AG Cox to Supreme Court to reconsider carp barrier ruling

LANSING, MI – Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox says the US Supreme Court was not told the whole story before it refused to shut down a Chicago shipping canal to stop the Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. Cox says he will ask the court to revisit its ruling, and consider new evidence that the invasive species poses an urgent threat.

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WKAR Features
2:51 pm
Mon January 25, 2010

Slatkin to speak at MSU

Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor Leonard Slatkin.
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EAST LANSING, MI –

Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor Leonard Slatkin will deliver a World View Lecture tonight at the Pasant Theatre in MSU's Wharton Center.

While in East Lansing, Slatkin will spend time with students at the Michigan State University College of Music.

WKAR's Scott Pohl recently spoke with Slatkin about American orchestras, his lecture, and what he gets out of working with students.

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WKAR Features
2:26 pm
Mon January 25, 2010

Idea competition moves ahead

EAST LANSING, MI –

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