CS130611 http://wkar.org en Current State #105 | June 11, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-105-june-11-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: Can redistricting be done without politics?; &nbsp;archeological finds under MSU's&nbsp;campus;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lansing's new sewer project; and state transportation issues including&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">road funding and Detroit metro's new Regional Transportation Authority. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:44:46 +0000 Current State 37377 at http://wkar.org Democratic Rep. McCann calls for change to redistricting laws http://wkar.org/post/democratic-rep-mccann-calls-change-redistricting-laws <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan’s state legislative districts are redrawn after every U.S. Census. &nbsp;The last time around the process turned contentious and led many Democrats to allege gerrymandering by the GOP majority. &nbsp;They point to what they say are contorted district lines drawn to ensure a political advantage. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:41:31 +0000 Current State 37376 at http://wkar.org Summer construction reveals long buried artifacts under MSU campus http://wkar.org/post/summer-construction-reveals-long-buried-artifacts-under-msu-campus <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Summer is a busy time for archeologists at Michigan State University. Construction projects on campus give them the opportunity to explore what’s long been buried under the surface of the </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> campus.</span></p><p><a href="http://anthropology.msu.edu/blog/people/lynneg/">Lynne Goldstein</a>, MSU professor of anthropology, and Katy Meyers, an MSU graduate student who is serving as campus archeologist this summer, tell us what they've found.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:33:15 +0000 Current State 37374 at http://wkar.org Summer construction reveals long buried artifacts under MSU campus ‘Wet Weather’ sewer project aims to save Lansing $230 million http://wkar.org/post/wet-weather-sewer-project-aims-save-lansing-230-million <p>This Thursday, <a href="http://www.lansingmi.gov/pubserv/faqs_answers.jsp#gen_sewerquestion">Lansing</a> residents have a chance to weigh in on the latest suggestion for dealing with city sewage and stormwater. &nbsp;City administrators say the so-called "Wet Weather" project would combine Lansing’s 20-year old CSO, or “combined sewage overflow” project, with two other similar ones involving sanitary sewer overflow and stormwater.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; min-height: 15.0px">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:26:06 +0000 Current State 37367 at http://wkar.org ‘Wet Weather’ sewer project aims to save Lansing $230 million Detroit's new RTA, road funding at the top of Michigan's transportation issues http://wkar.org/post/detroits-new-rta-road-funding-top-michigans-transportation-issues <p>There is no shortage of transportation issues to discuss here in Michigan.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After 40 years and 23 attempts, metro Detroit finally has a Regional Transportation Authority.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the top of Governor Snyder’s agenda is a new road funding bill, but will the legislature provide the funds he says he needs to make the necessary improvements?</span></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:11:51 +0000 Current State 37372 at http://wkar.org