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Stateside
8:59 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Where's the truth in the campaign ads?

Terri Lynn Land

The race to fill Carl Levin's seat in the U.S. Senate is one of the most hotly contested in the country.

The sheer number of campaign ads attests to that: Democrat Gary Peters and Republican Terri Lynn Land, volleying charges and counter-charges.

Detroit Free Press Washington reporter Todd Spangler has been truth squadding the Peters and Land campaign ads. 

Spangler says that Gary Peters has been accusing Terri Lynn Land of lying about her support of the 2008-09 auto bailout. 

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Stateside
5:56 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Can Detroit automakers deliver on big promises for their luxury brands?

Will Cadillac become a global luxury brand on a par with Germany's Big Three?

 


These are challenging times for the executives who run the luxury brands at General Motors and Ford.


Lincoln has been on wobbly legs for years, and Cadillac is lagging behind the competition, especially the German luxury competition.


Detroit News Business columnist Daniel Howes has been following the Michigan automakers' struggle with the luxury business. He says these companies have largely failed to get luxury buyers to take their products seriously. 


"Lincoln has failed for a long time, in a large part because Ford was not willing to spend the money to make Lincoln differentiated enough. A lot of people will tell you today that Cadillac has got the best product, but the problem is the sales are not producing," says Howes.


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Terri Lynn Land
1:06 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

In Michigan, A Low-Key Campaign For A High-Stakes Senate Seat

Terri Lynn Land walks in the Labor Day Parade in Romeo, Mich., on Sept. 1. Land has made some public appearances like this one but overall is running a low-key race in the state.
Paul Sancya AP

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 2:33 pm

Republicans see a chance for a takeover of the Senate this November, and they are hoping the path to victory leads through Michigan. That's where six-term Democratic Sen. Carl Levin is retiring.

Even though Democrats dominate the state in the presidential elections, the GOP does much better in midterms when voter turnout is lower.

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The Environment Report
12:56 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

15 years later, Great Lakes levels rebound

The water levels of Lakes Michigan and Huron have recovered after more than a decade of low levels.

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 12:43 pm

Lakes Michigan and Huron have recovered after more than a decade of low water levels.

Government scientists say the lakes rose above their historic average this month.

Just two years ago, the water was at the lowest level ever recorded.

The quick recovery has stifled an effort to engineer a solution to the problem of low lake levels in Huron and Michigan.

But proponents say it would be shortsighted to forget about the issue.

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Michigan Football
11:11 am
Tue September 30, 2014

University of Michigan admits football player suffered concussion

Credit University of Michigan

The University of Michigan's athletic director says the football team's quarterback suffered a "mild" concussion during Saturday's game. That contradicts what head football coach Brady Hoke said Monday, when he denied Shane Morris had a head injury.

Hoke has been criticized for how he handled the injured player.

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