cs130802 http://wkar.org en Current State #135 | August 2, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-135-august-2-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: State Rep. Sam Singh; the 2013 World Dwarf Games; and Lansing’s at-large city council race.</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:28:38 +0000 Current State 40109 at http://wkar.org State Rep. Singh shares thoughts on Common Core, Detroit, Medicaid expansion http://wkar.org/post/state-rep-singh-shares-thoughts-common-core-detroit-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This summer’s been busier than usual at the State Capitol, with ongoing discussions happening on hot button issues including Medicaid expansion, Common Core education standards, road funding and more.</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:26:32 +0000 Current State 40098 at http://wkar.org State Rep. Singh shares thoughts on Common Core, Detroit, Medicaid expansion World Dwarf Games return to their birthplace, attract hundreds of athletes http://wkar.org/post/world-dwarf-games-return-their-birthplace-attract-hundreds-athletes <p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:23:32 +0000 Current State 40099 at http://wkar.org World Dwarf Games return to their birthplace, attract hundreds of athletes Lansing neighborhood leaders weigh in on Council primary http://wkar.org/post/lansing-neighborhood-leaders-weigh-council-primary <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lansing residents go to the polls next Tuesday to vote in their next primary election. Four incumbents on the city council are facing challengers, as well as Mayor </span>Virg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Bernero<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. In these final days leading up to the </span><a href="http://www.lansingmi.gov/clerk/elections.jsp" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lansing primary</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is examining the key races from the voters’ perspective. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yesterday we looked at the issues and candidates in the Second and Fourth Wards. Today, we discuss the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> race for the two at-large seats on Lansing's City Council. The incumbents Brian Jeffries and Kathie Dunbar are facing four challengers -- Ted </span>O’Dell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Judi Browne-Clarke, Jonathon Smith and Keith Smith.&nbsp;</span></p><div> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:15:25 +0000 Current State 40104 at http://wkar.org