In Michigan
4:10 pm
Thu October 29, 2009

House committee passes community college B.A. degrees

Sports
2:53 pm
Thu October 29, 2009

Predictions of Earle

Sports Talk AM 870 host Earle Robinson

East Lansing, MI – Sports Talk AM 870 host Earle Robinson breaks down the Michigan State Minnesota match up. The who is the man contest continues as well.

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In Michigan
11:48 am
Thu October 29, 2009

Survey: Michigan Voters May Be Ready To Relax Term Limits

LANSING, MI –

A Michigan State University survey suggests voters may be ready to relax term limits for legislators. The survey of 1,036 Michigan residents over 18 was conducted by the MSU Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.

The survey found that most Michigan residents don't know the details of the state's term limits amendment. It limits House members to six years in office and senators to eight years.

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In Michigan
11:19 am
Thu October 29, 2009

Poll puts Bernero in lead for Mayor's office

LANSING, MI – A new poll on Lansing's Mayor's race puts Incumbent Mayor Virg Bernero in a considerable lead over his challenger, Carol Wood.

The poll was commissioned by political consultant Bill Ballenger for his news letter Inside Michigan Politics. It puts the race in Bernero's favor at 58 to 42 points. Ballenger says Wood hasn't lost the race yet.

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WKAR Features
10:22 am
Thu October 29, 2009

LCC Board: Three To Be Elected

LANSING, MI –

In 2007, three candidates ran as a slate for the Lansing Community College Board of Trustees, promising harmony on a board often troubled by discord...and all three were elected.

One of them, Deb Canja, has become the board's chairwoman.

Canja is running for re-election next week. And this year, voters have two slates of candidates to consider.

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In Michigan
5:56 am
Thu October 29, 2009

Feds: Leader of MI Islamic group killed in raid

DETROIT – Federal authorities in Detroit say they fatally shot the leader of a radical fundamentalist Sunni Islam group after he failed to surrender on several criminal charges.

The U.S. attorney's office says Luqman Ameen Abdullah was killed while exchanging gunfire with federal agents Wednesday at a warehouse in Dearborn. An FBI dog also died.

A court document says Abdullah, also known as Christopher Thomas, is an imam, or prayer leader, of a radical group whose primary mission is to establish an Islamic state within the United States.

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Sports
5:44 am
Thu October 29, 2009

Ray, Anderson no longer on Mich. St. active roster

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State reserve running backs Caulton Ray and Andre Anderson have been removed from the team's active roster.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio confirmed the move in a written statement Wednesday but did not elaborate.

Associate athletic director John Lewandowski said he will not speculate on the players' future with the program.

Both running backs had fallen behind true freshmen Larry Caper and Edwin Baker on the Spartans' depth chart.

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Sports
5:40 am
Thu October 29, 2009

Hamilton, Gordon lead Pistons past Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, TN – Richard Hamilton scored 25 points, Ben Gordon added 22, and the Detroit Pistons ran away from the Memphis Grizzlies 96-74 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.

The two guards were a combined 17 of 31 from the floor, and that was after Hamilton started the game missing five of his first six shots.

Hamilton left the game after spraining his right ankle on a shot with just under 5 minutes to play. He hit one of the two ensuing free throws, then went straight to the dressing room on the next dead ball.

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In Michigan
5:32 am
Thu October 29, 2009

House introduces 20J supplement

Lansing, MI – A new bill has been introduced in the state House that would restore the money recently cut from the state's 39 wealthiest school districts. That money was vetoed by Governor Granholm last week.

The Senate Appropriations Committee called for the House to overturn the governor's veto, but it would take a two-thirds majority in both the House and Senate to override Granholm's veto.

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In Michigan
5:42 pm
Wed October 28, 2009

Senate committee opens hearings on stem cell research restrictions

Lansing, MI – The state Senate Health Policy Committee opened hearings Wednesday on a package that regulates stem cell research at universities and publicly funded clinics. That research is allowed by an amendment to the state constitution that was approved last year by Michigan voters.

Supporters of the package say it will ensure that stem cell research is not used unethically or to try to pursue some type of human cloning.

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