In Michigan
6:03 am
Mon September 14, 2009

Detroit mayor looks toward privatizing services

DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says the economically troubled city will focus on core public safety services while outsourcing or privatizing others.

Bing described his plan in an interview published Sunday in the Detroit Free Press.

Detroit faces a $300 million budget deficit and its revenue could be $80 million short as the city tries to pay bills this fiscal year.

Bing said he must shrink the city's 13,000-member work force by 10 percent, lower labor costs and cut services to keep the city afloat financially.

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In Michigan
6:02 am
Mon September 14, 2009

State Rep says Michigan students should get free tuition

LANSING, MI – A state lawmaker says Michigan's constitution should be amended so high school graduates can go to in-state universities and colleges for free.

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In Michigan
2:59 pm
Sun September 13, 2009

Simon: new center would promote economic development in Lansing

Lansing, MI – Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon says a proposed multi-use facility for the building that now houses the state library and historical center would benefit downtown Lansing.

MSU is proposing a new state museum called the Center for Innovation and Reinvention. President Lou Anna Simon says the facility would combine the Historical Center collections with exhibits from the MSU Museum and also serve as a new headquarters for the Impression 5 Science Center.

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Sports
7:54 pm
Sat September 12, 2009

Central Michigan head coach Butch Jones is proud of his team after a 29-27 victory over MSU

East Lansing, MI – Central Michigan football coach Butch Jones discusses the heart of his team after the Chippewas thrilling 29-27 victory over Michigan State.

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Sports
6:54 pm
Sat September 12, 2009

Central Michigan stuns MSU with second chance last second field goal

East Lansing, MI – Central Michigan makes good on a second chance 42 yard field goal with just 3 seconds remaining clinched a 29-27 victory at Spartan Stadium.

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In Michigan
6:30 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

Advocate says health reform would strengthen Medicare

GRAND LEDGE, MI – A national Medicare advocate says federal health care reform would strengthen the program. Max Richtman is an executive with the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. He says there's a misperception that reform would reduce benefits for seniors:

"Actually it's just the opposite," he says. "Without health care reform, seniors on Medicare are going to suffer. They're gonna pay more for their deductibles, premiums, co-payments they're gonna get less care "

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In Michigan
6:28 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

Mich. Govt. TV will go 24/7 to air budget battles

LANSING, MI – Viewers statewide will have ringside seats as lawmakers struggle to reach a budget deal and avoid an Oct. 1 government shutdown.

Michigan Government Television said Friday it will begin providing around-the-clock coverage Monday that will continue until 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. The cable station usually is on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays.

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In Michigan
6:24 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

Granholm thanks 911 volunteers in radio address

LANSING, MI – Flags were at half-staff at state office buildings to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. A small group of people gathered at the state Capitol to read the names of everyone who died in the attacks.

Friday was also a national day of service and remembrance by an act of Congress. In her weekly radio address, Governor Granholm says there are more than 100 service projects underway in Michigan.

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In Michigan
6:18 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

Granholm headed to Japan

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm is headed to Japan this weekend on a business recruitment trip.

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Top Stories
6:12 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

Mich. man charged in 2 Owosso deaths, wanted to kill 3rd

OWOSSO, MI – A Michigan prosecutor says a man has been charged in the shooting deaths of an anti-abortion activist and a business owner and that he planned to kill a third man.

Shiawassee County Prosecutor Randy Colbry says Harlan James Drake is accused of shooting 63-year-old James Pouillon and 61-year-old Mike Fuoss Friday morning. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

Shiawassee County Sheriff George Braidwood says police are trying to determine the exact motive for the killing.

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