Sports
5:26 am
Fri September 4, 2009

Predictions of Earle

WKAR Sports Talk host Earle Robinson

East Lansing, MI – Welcome to the first installment of Predictions of Earle. Sports Talk AM 870 host Earle Robinson previews the upcoming football season for Michigan State as well as their opening game against Montana State. Earle will also give his fearless predictions on who will finish where in the Big Ten Conference.

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In Michigan
5:44 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Tax Credit is Designed to Spur Grocery Store Expansions

Lansing, MI – The Michigan Grocers Association is encouraging its members to take advantage of a state tax credit program that offers an incentive to locate or expand their businesses in underserved communities.

Michigan's grocery tax credit program has been on the books for more than a year, but it's taken time to compile information on where the tax can be best applied.

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In Michigan
5:15 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Granholm to convene marathon budget negotiations

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm will host another meeting with legislative leaders today to try and come up with a budget compromise. The deadline for finishing the budget is less than a month away.

The governor has called for the talks to go into the night, if necessary.

Granholm says an agreement appears close, but GOP leaders say that's not the case.

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In Michigan
5:13 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

House Committee begins healthcare pool hearings

LANSING, MI – A state House committee has begun testimony on legislation that would pool all state workers and teachers in one healthcare plan.

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CityBeat
5:13 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Lansing Schools "nearly perfect" in AYP

Lansing, MI – Lansing school officials are celebrating what they call a "nearly perfect" score in meeting performance goals for the 2008-2009 school year. Thirty-one out of 33 Lansing schools made Adequate Yearly Progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law. That includes two of Lansing's three high schools - Everett and Sexton. All three have consistently failed for the last five years.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Lansing Schools "nearly perfect" in AYP

LANSING, MI – For the first time in five years, two of Lansing's high school have achieved federal Adequate Yearly Progress. Everett and Sexton High Schools have met standards required by the No Child Left Behind law.

Twenty-five of the district's 26 elementary schools and all four middle schools also earned AYP status.

School Board President Hugh Clarke says he's elated.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Budget talks continue another day

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm and the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Legislature met for most of the day to try and come closer to a budget deal. They are trying to retire an almost $3 billion deficit, which represents almost 15% of the budget.

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Top Stories
4:41 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Budget talks continue another day

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm and the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Legislature met for most of the day to try and come closer to a budget deal. They are trying to retire an almost $3 billion deficit, which represents almost 15 percent of the budget.

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In Michigan
11:40 am
Thu September 3, 2009

Strike Leads To Canceled Classes At Oakland University

ROCHESTER, MI – ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) - Oakland University has canceled classes indefinitely because of a professors strike.

Thursday was supposed to be the opening of the fall semester for
about 18,000 students at the southeastern Michigan school. But the
Oakland University chapter of the American Association of
University Professors authorized a strike Wednesday night.

Contract talks under way for months have failed to produce a
deal.

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In Michigan
6:25 am
Thu September 3, 2009

Detroit Schools financial manager sues Board of Ed

DETROIT – The Detroit Public Schools' emergency financial manager has filed a lawsuit to void the appointment of a district general superintendent.

The Detroit News reports that Robert Bobb filed the suit against the Board of Education Wednesday in Wayne County Circuit Court. Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox announced later Wednesday that his office will represent Bobb.

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