Laura Weber

NewsRoom
6:22 am
Fri March 2, 2012

The U.P. to The D: Political Allies from the Unlikeliest of Places

A lawmaker from the Upper Peninsula says every region in the state could benefit from a strong and vibrant Detroit. Republican state Senator Tom Casperson has become an unlikely advocate for a regional transit system in southeast Michigan that would connect Wayne, Macomb, Oakland and Washtenaw counties.

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NewsRoom
5:18 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Romney wins Michigan primary

Candidate Mitt Romeny celebrating a Michigan victory.
Laura Weber MPRN

Mitt Romney says his victory in Michigan’s Republican presidential primary is particularly special to him because he was born and raised in the state. Romney won by a slim margin over his chief opponent Rick Santorum.

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NewsRoom
6:50 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Santorum Campaigns as Underdog One Day out from Primary

WKAR file photo

Rick Santorum is making his final campaign stops across southern Michigan before the state’s Republican primary. 

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3:15 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Romney Stops at Detroit Economic Club

Laura Weber Michigan Public Radio Network

Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney received a warm reception from the Detroit Economic Club Friday.

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NewsRoom
6:34 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Legislature Prepares Highland Park Emergency Legislation

WKAR file photo

Lawmakers at the state Capitol have approved a proposal to make sure students from Highland Park schools are able to attend classes next week. 

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NewsRoom
6:24 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Romney at Town Hall Meeting in Shelby Twp

Gage Skidmore flickr

Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney is campaigning in Michigan all week, with a brief trip to Arizona for a televised debate with his Republican rivals.

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NewsRoom
6:22 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

GOP Candidates for President Campaign Before MI Primary

Republican candidates for president Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have a few campaign stops planned in Michigan this week, with the GOP primary just over a week away.

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NewsRoom
3:26 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Santorum: Romney and Obama Have Similar Campaign Tactics

Bill Richards WKAR

Republican candidate for president Rick Santorum says he thinks he would appeal to conservative, independent and Democratic voters in Michigan on the November ballot.

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NewsRoom
6:27 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Santorum: Autos Would Be Doing Better without Bailout

Mark Bashore WKAR

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told members of the Detroit Economic Club that he still thinks the federal bailout of the auto industry was the wrong move.

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NewsRoom
3:35 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

New MEAP Cut Scores Paint Unattractive Picture of College Readiness

Melissa Benmark WKAR

Twenty-nine percent of eighth graders in Michigan are proficient in math. That’s according to new test results from the Michigan Educational Assessment Program – or MEAP.

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NewsRoom
6:45 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Schuette Still Pushing for 1000 New Cops

Melissa Benmark WKAR

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says he still hopes the Legislature will approve his proposal for one thousand new police officers to be hired in the state.

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NewsRoom
7:38 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Governor Snyder Says Michigan’s Rank Improving for Business

file photo WKAR

Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan’s national ranking for business climate is dramatically improved.

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