Top Stories
3:25 pm
Fri October 23, 2009

Granholm in west Mich. to talk about school cuts

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Gov. Jennifer Granholm has traveled to west Michigan to ask school officials to help convince lawmakers to raise more money for education.

The Democratic governor stopped in Muskegon and Grand Rapids on Friday, one day after ordering a $127 per student cut to funding that will take effect later this year unless revenue is found to avoid it.

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In Michigan
3:07 pm
Fri October 23, 2009

Ingham prepares for first "mass" H1N1 clinic

LANSING, MI – Ingham county health officials hope to deplete their initial supply of H1N1 vaccine Saturday. The department has about 3,500 doses ready for its first public vaccination clinic on South Cedar street in Lansing. Doctor Dean Sienko is Ingham County Medical Director. He says Saturday's clinic is only for county residents at high risk for the disease. Those groups are:

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Sports
7:28 am
Fri October 23, 2009

Pecherov helps Minnesota over Detroit Pistons in preseason

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Oleksiy Pecherov had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 122-114 preseason victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night.

Corey Brewer added 21 points for Minnesota (2-5) and Ryan Gomes scored 19. Rodney Stuckey led Detroit (3-4) with 25.

Both teams were missing key post players. Detroit had Ben Wallace (knee) and Kwame Brown (hand) on the bench, while Kevin Love (hand) and Al Jefferson (flu-like symptoms) were out for Minnesota.

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Sports
7:26 am
Fri October 23, 2009

Red Wings lose to Coyotes

GLENDALE, AZ – Adrian Aucoin scored at 1:57 of overtime to give the Phoenix Coyotes a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Aucoin took an outlet pass from Jim Vandermeer and fired a sharp wrist shot from the outer edge of the right faceoff circle that got past Chris Osgood's extended right skate.

Petr Prucha forced the overtime, scoring on a wild play in front of the crease with 2:40 left in regulation.


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Leading Lansing
7:24 am
Fri October 23, 2009

Leading Lansing: Candidate Virg Bernero

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero answers listeners' calls on WKAR AM870 on Oct. 23, 2009.
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Leading Lansing: Candidate Virg Bernero

AM870 WKAR

EAST LANSING, MI – Lansing incumbent mayoral candidate Virg Bernero took listener calls during this AM870 News special moderated by WKAR's Rob South.

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In Michigan
6:32 am
Fri October 23, 2009

Granholm says schools facing new cuts

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm has increased the pressure on the Legislature to raise more money for schools. She says a growing shortfall in the School Aid Fund will require an additional cut to schools of $127 per pupil.

The new cut would bring the total loss to schools in this budget to almost $300 for every student.

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In Michigan
6:23 pm
Thu October 22, 2009

Discussion of Michigan insurance pool resumes

LANSING, MI – Lawmakers are again talking about a statewide health insurance pool for all state workers and teachers. The proposal was overshadowed recently by the budget negotiations.

Representative Tim Melton is on the committee overseeing the plan. He says over the past few weeks lots of misinformation about the insurance pool has been floating around the Capitol.

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In Michigan
6:18 pm
Thu October 22, 2009

MI House Committee says no texting while driving

LANSING, MI – Michigan is one step closer to making it illegal to send text messages while driving. A ban on texting while driving was approved by a state House committee.

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Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia have passed some sort of text messaging ban for drivers.

State Representative Lee Gonzales says that's because it's becoming clear that sending text messages while driving is as dangerous as driving drunk.

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Top Stories
6:11 pm
Thu October 22, 2009

Gov Granholm orders more school funding cuts

LANSING, MI – Gov. Jennifer Granholm is ordering another round of funding cuts for public schools already hard hit by Michigan's state budget problems.

The Democratic governor on Thursday ordered that school funding be slashed by $127 per student. The reduction would take effect in 30 days and would come out of a basic grant that is supposed to provide schools a minimum of $7,316 per student.

Republicans say Granholm is fabricating a school budget crisis in order to put pressure on them to increase taxes to raise more money for education.

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In Michigan
5:11 pm
Thu October 22, 2009

Ingham kicks off banking program

LANSING, MI – Ingham County officials have launched a new program for people who don't have bank accounts. County Treasurer Eric Schertzing says several area credit unions and banks will offer low-interest loans and other low-cost financial services.

Schertzing says there are 8,400 households in the City of Lansing who don't use bank accounts to manage their finances.

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