In Michigan
6:19 pm
Mon November 9, 2009

Ferris says it will make up $1.15M state aid gap

BIG RAPIDS, MI – Ferris State University says it will make up $1.15 million its students lost this fall with the state's failure to renew the Michigan Promise Grant.

University President David Eisler said Monday the aid goes to 1,312 Ferris students who'd expected to get the Michigan Promise Grant. That's 10.4% of Ferris undergraduates.

The Big Rapids school says it will cover the cost for the fall semester.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Mon November 9, 2009

MI Senate committee considers "Stolen Valor" bill

LANSING, MI – A state Senate panel is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would make it a crime to impersonate war veteran.

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Supporters call it the Stolen Valor bill, and it would punish impersonators with up to a year in prison and $5,000. It would not punish play-actors or people acting in war reenactments.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Mon November 9, 2009

MI health officials urge asthmatics to get vaccinated

LANSING, MI – State health officials say people with asthma need to get vaccinated against the H1N1 flu as soon as possible.

Doctor Gregory Holzman is the state's chief medical executive. Holzman says it's particularly important for health workers, young children, senior citizens, and women in their child-bearing years to get vaccinated. He says more people with asthma also need to get flu shots because they are at risk of serious lung infections if they get sick.

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In Michigan
4:45 pm
Mon November 9, 2009

State approves insurance reduction petition

LANSING, MI – Michigan voters could get to decide next year whether their home and automobile insurance premiums should drop 20%. The Board of State Canvassers has approved a
petition from a group called Fair Affordable Insurance Rates. The group still must collect more than 300,000 valid voter signatures to get on the ballot.

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Top Stories
4:29 pm
Mon November 9, 2009

East Lansing wrangles with state funding cuts

East Lansing, MI – East Lansing school administrators and parents will begin talking this week about how to tackle the looming cuts in state funding.

The district has already reduced spending for the current school year by more than a million dollars. Now, East Lansing schools are faced with more cuts that could add up to an additional $2 million.

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In Michigan
3:41 pm
Mon November 9, 2009

Of 34 H1N1 deaths in Mich. this year, 4 had asthma

LANSING, MI – Michigan health officials urge people with asthma to get the seasonal and swine flu shots as soon as possible.

Chief medical executive Greg Holzman of Michigan's Community Health Department said Monday a third of those hospitalized nationally this year with H1N1 symptoms have had asthma.

He says four Michigan residents who had underlying asthma are among the 34 H1N1 patients who've died in the state since April.

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In Michigan
3:38 pm
Mon November 9, 2009

Group urges raising more money to fix Mich. roads

LANSING, MI – A group representing road builders says lawmakers need to act soon to raise more money for Michigan roads or risk seeing more fall apart.

The Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association put out a list Monday of cities and counties with the largest amount of bad roads. Detroit led the list, followed by Grand Rapids.

Wayne, Oakland and Genesee counties had the most miles of roads in poor condition. Oceana, Osceola and Calhoun counties had the largest percentage of roads in poor condition - over 50%.

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In Michigan
6:55 am
Mon November 9, 2009

Lawmakers to consider DEQ-DNR reunion

Lansing, MI – State lawmakers are expected to begin voting this week on more than 30 bills that would merge the Department of Environmental Quality back with the Department of Natural Resources.

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Sports
11:01 am
Sat November 7, 2009

MSU hockey coach Rick Comley discusses his teams start after taking four points over the weekend against Nebraska-Omaha

East Lansing – After taking four points against tenth ranked Nebraska-Omaha over the weekend, MSU hockey coach Rick Comley is pleased with the growth of his young team early on this season. As the Spartans look ahead to crucial match ups against Michigan and Notre Dame on the horizon. Coach Comley feels confident his team will compete but is wary of the Spartans continued issues taking penalties during critical moments in games.

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Sports
6:40 pm
Fri November 6, 2009

MSU freshmen hockey forward Derek Grant named National Rookie of the Month

East Lansing, MI – The Michigan State hockey team is off to an impressive 6-2 start to the season. One of the many reasons why is freshman forward Derek Grant. The 6'3 185lb forward out of Abbotsford British Columbia, began the season on a six game scoring streak and currently ranks first amongst CCHA freshmen in points with 11 (5 goals and 6 assists)

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