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We continue our conversations with Lansing city council candidates today with James McClurken. He’s running against incumbent Jessica Yorko, who is expected to run for re-election in the fourth ward.


Rusalka | Meropolitan Opera

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Sat. Feb. 25 at 1pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” 

Calley seeks trade in Mexico on three day trip

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New business opportunities for Michigan are on the mind of Michigan's Calley as he heads for Mexico.

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U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein plans to introduce legislation requiring Olympic national governing bodies to immediately report sexual abuse allegations.  

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An Ingham County judge ruled Friday that Dr. Larry Nassar will be tried on three counts of first degree sexual assault.

The decision by Ingham district judge Donald Allen came after more than two hours of often graphic testimony from an alleged victim.

The 25-year old woman described being digitally penetrated by the former MSU sports doctor multiple times when she was a child.

Nasser, who has been accused of assaulting dozens of women and girls, also faces three federal charges for child pornography and civil suits.

Current Sports | February 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017

NBA All-Star Weekend; Michael Jordan; Jay Vincent; MSU Women's Basketball; UM Men's Basketball; Reflection Friday.


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Today’s MSU Trustees meeting was tumultuous, with calls to do more to prevent sexual assaults on campus and for President Lou Anna Simon to resign over allowing controversial Breitbart News writer Milo Yiannopoulos to speak on campus last year.


Governor Snyder’s recently released 21st Century Infrastructure Commission’s report confirmed, in spades, what many of us already knew; Michigan’s transportation, water, energy and communications infrastructure is in very bad shape.  The report validated and underscored Michigan’s “D” infrastructure grade on the 2009 American Society of Civil Engineers’ report card—one of the lowest grades among states evaluated.  


A 25-year-old woman has testified that former Michigan State University sports doctor, Larry Nassar, repeatedly molested her as a child during family visits to his Holt home.

 

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“Our mission is to inform state public policy and improve governance in Michigan, and a forum like this one is part of our broader mission to connect the university with the Capitol downtown,” Matt Grossmann tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes from the February 15 "Michigan's Drive toward Autonomous Vehicles" forum held by the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) at Michigan State University.


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This week the chief of Facebook made an ambitious announcement, though it would have been easy to miss. It came Thursday afternoon – around the same time that President Donald Trump held his press conference. While the reality-TV icon is a genius at capturing our attention, the technology leader's words may prove to be more relevant to our lives, and more radical.

In the span of a single sentence, President Trump managed to flummox a nation.

"We've got to keep our country safe," Trump said at a campaign-style rally Saturday in Melbourne, Fla. "You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden — Sweden, who would believe this?"

Swedes, in turn, answered Trump's question with a question of their own: "Wait — what?"

The Iraqi offensive to retake the western half of Mosul has begun, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced Sunday. The long-awaited assault comes just over a month after Iraqi forces largely cleared Islamic State militants from the districts east of the Tigris River in the major Iraqi city.

To paraphrase an age-old saying: If at first you don't succeed, well, dust off the historic launch pad and try another liftoff.

What a week it was for Donald Trump.

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