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The Head of Joaquin Murrieta | WKAR Producer John Valadez

Wed., Sept. 20 at 6:30pm and 9:30pm on WKAR World 23.2 | For over a decade, filmmaker John J. Valadez searched for the remains of Joaquin Murrieta, a legendary Mexican outlaw who blazed a trail of revenge across California until he was caught and decapitated in the summer of 1853.

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An unlikely alliance has formed to overhaul Michigan’s auto no-fault system. 

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Ford Motor Co. is cutting production at five North American assembly plants through the rest of this year as U.S. demand for new vehicles slips due to lower gas prices.

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The owner of two Michigan dairy farms pleaded guilty Tuesday to harboring workers who were in the U.S. illegally and agreed to pay nearly $1.4 million to the government. 

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A Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on girls in a Muslim sect will be released from jail as she awaits trial.

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Republicans in Lansing worked at a breakneck speed today to pass legislation expanding campaign donation limits to certain types of big donors.   


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Voters might have the chance to decide a pair of workers’ rights questions next year. As we hear from Rick Pluta, petition campaigns to put the questions on the 2018 ballot are underway. 


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Dozens of Michigan National Guard troops welcomed a Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Tuesday at a ceremony in Lansing. 

 


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Wed., Sept. 20 at 6:30pm and 9:30pm on WKAR World  23.2  | For over a decade, filmmaker John J. Valadez searched for the remains of Joaquin Murrieta, a legendary Mexican outlaw who blazed a trail of revenge across California until he was caught and decapitated in the summer of 1853. 

Current Sports | September 19, 2017

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Detroit Lions; Matthew Stafford; Monday Night Football; Eli Manning; Mark Dantonio Press Conference; Notre Dame; Brian Kelly; Ron Deleon.


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Scientists are examining mastodon teeth that turned up in the yards of homes in Michigan.

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Members of Michigan State University’s Communications and Brand Strategy office embarked on the Great State Road Trip this summer to see how Spartans make Michigan a place of opportunity, innovation, and prosperity.

“The Great State Road Trip was a social first, real-time campaign to really get at the impact Michigan State University has here in Michigan,” says team member Jennifer Orlando. “And we wanted to share pride-worthy content with Spartans.”


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“There’s a need for us to acknowledge and talk more about our differences,” Paulette Granberry Russell, senior advisor to the president for diversity and director of MSU’s Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, tells Jennifer Orlando on MSU Today.

“How do we, across differences, engage with each other effectively? We’re seeking ways to bridge our differences and ways we can build on the strength of our differences as opposed to seeing them as things that divide us.


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More than 230,000 alumni and friends have brought Michigan State University to a significant milestone: surging past the fundraising goal of $1.5 billion more than a year before the “Empower Extraordinary” campaign is set to conclude.

“One of the hallmarks of a successful campaign is meeting your goal early, says Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon. “Meeting the goal essentially almost a year and a half early is really great.


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There's a chance Republicans wouldn't be so close to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act if former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum, of Pennsylvania, hadn't dropped into the Capitol barbershop this spring.

"I was up on the Hill, I happened to just go by the barbershop to see if I could get a haircut, and Lindsey was in the chair," Santorum said. "And Lindsey asked me what I was doing, and I thought to myself, 'well, let me just bounce it off Lindsey.'"

The Republican Party's infighting is on full display in Alabama ahead of next week's Senate runoff — a race that's getting nastier by the day.

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Hurricane Maria threatens to devastate Puerto Rico, mere weeks after the U.S. territory was battered by Hurricane Irma. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello tells NPR's Ailsa Chang how the island is preparing ahead of one of the worst storms in recorded history.

A Girl's Love For Bugs Goes Viral

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Canadian Sophia Spencer, 8, loves bugs. A tweet her mom sent out about that made headlines and led to a paper the girl co-authored in a science journal. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Spencer and her co-author, scientist Morgan Jackson.

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