Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Take it from this "Trustafarian," these judgy maps are meant to make us laugh
- Green goo growing in Lake Erie is not what you think it is
- The new right-to-farm requirements and backyard animals
- Lawmakers vote to allow wolf hunts in UP
- Workers in Minnesota see wage gains, while workers in Michigan see steady wage losses
Tue November 2, 2010
In this morning's news...
Michigan voters will elect a new Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General and two state Supreme Court justices today. All of the state's fifteen U.S. Congressional seats are also up for election. State elections officials estimate a little less than 4 million of the state's 7 million registered voters will cast ballots. At least 575,000 people have already voted absentee.
GM Finalizing Plans for IPO
General Motors could begin selling shares of GM Co. stock at prices between $26 and $29, according to two people briefed on the matter. The U.S. government is expected to reduce its stake in the company from 61% to around 43% with the sale. Terms of the stock sale have not been finalized yet as GM's board still needs to approve them.
Kalamazoo River Oil Cleanup Deadline Met
Enbridge Energy, the company responsible for the July oil spill near Marshall, MI has met another cleanup deadline set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that the EPA , "notified Enbridge in late September that it had to clean up all areas of major submerged oil contamination by Oct. 31. The EPA said Monday that the company met the deadline." The spill leaked more than 800,000 gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River.