In Michigan
6:15 pm
Tue December 1, 2009

Jobless rate in Lansing, East Lansing second lowest in state

East Lansing, MI –
Unemployment statistics for October show the Lansing, East Lansing area faring better than most of the state. The jobless rate for Lansing and East Lansing was down .4% from September, at 10.6%. That's second lowest unemployment rate in the state.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Tue December 1, 2009

Teen HIV infection rate up

EAST LANSING, MI –

For the fourth straight year, Michigan has seen an increase in the HIV infection rate among teenagers.

The rate of new diagnoses more than doubled between 2003 and 2007. There are 7.3 cases per 100,000 teenagers with HIV in the state.

Amna Osman is director of the Michigan Department of Community Health's division of health, wellness, and disease control. She says we need to talk more about sexual health in schools.

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In Michigan
3:30 pm
Tue December 1, 2009

CEO Henderson leaving top post at GM

DETROIT –
General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson is stepping down after eight months as head of the largest U.S. automaker. Speaking at a quickly called news conference, Chairman Ed Whitacre Jr. said he will serve as interim CEO as a search goes on for a
replacement.

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In Michigan
12:30 pm
Tue December 1, 2009

MI counties may plow less this winter

LANSING, MI –
County road crews across southern Michigan are prepping for what might be the
first snow showers of the season. County road budgets have been squeezed in recent years by declining budget and rising costs for essentials like road salt.

Ed Noyola is with the County Road Association of Michigan. He says to stretch their budgets .many counties plan to cut back on snowplowing this winter.

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In Michigan
12:13 pm
Tue December 1, 2009

Michigan Senate panel OKs education law changes

LANSING, MI – A state Senate committee has approved legislation aimed at giving Michigan a shot to compete for federal schools money.

The bills approved Tuesday by the Senate Education Committee would allow more charter schools, provide a framework to deal with failing schools and expand alternative paths for teacher certification.

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In Michigan
8:13 am
Tue December 1, 2009

MI Senate Committee approves Race To The Top bills

LANSING, MI –
Lawmakers in Lansing say they will spend the next three weeks focused on education reforms. A package of bills has to be approved before the end of the year for Michigan to compete for a half-billion dollars in school-reform money from the federal government.

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Sports
5:57 am
Tue December 1, 2009

No. 9 Spartans, No. 10 Tar Heels meet Tuesday

UNDATED – Ninth-ranked Michigan State is finally getting its chance for some measure of revenge against North Carolina.

After a pair of lopsided losses to the Tar Heels last season - including in the national championship game - the Spartans travel to face 10th-ranked North Carolina on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

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Sports
5:55 am
Tue December 1, 2009

Bertuzzi, Howard lead Red Wings past Stars 4-1

DETROIT – Todd Bertuzzi had a goal and an assist and Jimmy Howard made 29 saves to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Monday night.

Drew Miller, Darren Helm and Dan Cleary also scored for Detroit, which snapped its home scoreless streak at 1 hour, 56 minutes and 30 seconds. Kris Draper added two assists.

Brenden Morrow scored for Dallas and Marty Turco stopped 28 shots.


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In Michigan
5:40 am
Tue December 1, 2009

Governor Granholm says big changes needed to school funding system

LANSING, MI –
Governor Granholm says she hopes the Legislature will act this month to avert a new round of cuts to K-12 schools. She says stabilizing school funding should be a part of education reform efforts.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Mon November 30, 2009

Democrats to call for more state control over insurance rates

LANSING, MI – Democrats in the state Legislature and Governor Granholm's insurance advocate will call Monday for measures that they say will bring down the cost of auto coverage. The insurance industry has also released a plan for controlling premiums.

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