In Michigan
9:49 am
Mon October 26, 2009

Transport of firearms on university campuses

LANSING, MI – Michigan's gun owners may soon be able to drive through college campuses with their weapons without committing a crime. A state House committee will vote this week on whether colleges and universities should allow for the legal transport of guns.

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In Michigan
6:45 am
Mon October 26, 2009

Governor trying to mobilize support for revenue

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm will meet with school officials Monday. She is trying to mobilize educators and parents to pressure legislative Republicans to support new revenue for schools.

Last week, the governor signed a school budget with funding cuts. She then sent a letter to superintendents warning that bigger cuts are on the way if the Legislature does not come up with more money for K-through-12 education.

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In Michigan
6:44 am
Mon October 26, 2009

Review finds NWLB helping people find, keep jobs

LANSING, MI – An internal study of Michigan's No Worker Left Behind program says the training is helping participants find and keep jobs. The report is to be released Monday.

The report says almost three quarters of the No Worker Left Behind trainees succeeded in finding or keeping jobs in the first 18 months of the program.

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In Michigan
6:31 am
Mon October 26, 2009

Experts expect fierce competition for holiday jobs

FLINT, MI – Michigan residents looking to make a little extra money for the holidays are going to find fierce competition for seasonal jobs in the coming months.

The Flint Journal reported Sunday that employment experts say many retailers expect to hire fewer workers this year for temporary cashier, stocking and other positions.

And landing one of those jobs will be harder than usual because of competition from thousands of unemployed people.

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Sports
6:25 am
Mon October 26, 2009

Red Wings visit the Vancouver Canucks tomorrow

UNDATED – The Detroit Red Wings visit the Vancouver Canucks tomorrow in their tenth game of the regular season. The Red Wings are coming off Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, who continued their surprising start.

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In Michigan
6:05 am
Mon October 26, 2009

Ingham Commissioners vote on budget Tuesday

UNDATED – Ingham County Commissioners will vote Tuesday on the proposed 2010 county budget. The proposal calls for closing Raynor Park in Mason to make up for a budget deficit.

Commissioner Todd Tennis says negotiations are continuing to possibly turn the park over to the City of Mason. He says no final decision will be made until Commissioners get an appraisal on the park property.

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In Michigan
5:24 am
Mon October 26, 2009

State Board of Education approves resolution for Gov/Legislature

LANSING, MI – The State Board of Education held an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in K through 12 schools funding. Board members agreed unanimously to urge Governor Granholm and the Legislature to make major reforms to Michigan's tax structure and education system.

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Sports
6:26 am
Sun October 25, 2009

Spartans lose to Iowa on last play of the game

East Lansing, MI – Michigan State falls to 4-4 overall and 3-2 in Big Ten play after Saturday night's heartbreaking 15-13 loss to undefeated Iowa.

Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio discusses how the team must stay together and be able to respond after the last second loss to Iowa last Saturday night at Spartan Stadium.

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In Michigan
5:44 pm
Fri October 23, 2009

Police still looking into Okemos woman's disappearance

HOWELL, MI – A cold case team actively is working to solve the disappearance of an Okemos woman nearly 20 years ago.

The three-member team has released a new sketch of a man a witness said he saw near Paige Marie Renkoski's vehicle. It also is rechecking a tip from the late '90s that the 30-year-old Okemos woman is buried on land in Livingston county's far northwestern corner.

Cold case team member William Lenaghan told the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus on Thursday the clues are "pieces of the puzzle without a bridge."

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In Michigan
5:13 pm
Fri October 23, 2009

Bishop reacts to K-12 cut

LANSING, MI – The state's Senate majority leader says Governor Granholm's mandatory cut to K-12 schools is "reckless and irresponsible."

Republican Senator Mike Bishop sent Granholm a letter saying the governor had allowed school children to become collateral damage in an effort to force a tax increase.

Matt Marsden is spokesman for Bishop.

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