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Michigan State University confirmed on Wednesday that it is reviewing a request by a white nationalist speaker to appear on campus. No decision has been made. 


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Michigan State University president Lorenzo Santavicca is not happy with a request from a white nationalist organization to speak on campus next month. 


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Hearings Begin To Compensate Exonerated Prisoners

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The first hearings to compensate people who’ve been wrongfully convicted started Wednesday; but some left the courtroom unsatisfied. The hearings come after a new law was signed at the end of last year. That law gives wrongfully convicted people money for each year they were in prison. 

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Michigan's unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in July but the number of people in the workforce declined for a third straight month.

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Vern Ehlers, a research physicist and moderate Republican who represented a western Michigan congressional district for 17 years and advocated for Great Lakes cleanup funding, has died. He was 83.

Current Sports | August 16, 2017

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Charlottesville, Virginia; Detroit Tigers; Zach Berridge; MSU Football; High School Football


Remembering WJR Legend J.P. McCarthy

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Twenty two years ago this morning brought the sad news of the death of beloved Detroit radio personality J.P. McCarthy. McCarthy ruled the morning radio airwaves at WJR for 30 years. WKAR contributor Russ White worked with McCarthy for the last five years of J.P.'s life and has this remembrance of the "Great Voice of the Great Lakes."


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Civil-rights attorney Dana Nessel will run for state Attorney General. Two years ago, Nessel stood in a small park in Ann Arbor to celebrate the same sex marriage decision of the US Supreme Court. Nessel was an attorney for the Michigan couple in the case.

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The Ingham County Health Department recently launched a campaign to spread Lyme disease prevention awareness. They urge the use of insect repellant, proper clothing while hiking, and checking yourself for ticks. But what can happen if you contract Lyme disease?


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Law enforcement officers in mid-Michigan are expanding their efforts to help care for victims of opioid addiction.


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The head of a five-county park system in southeastern Michigan is resigning amid an internal investigation.

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Officials say they're working to get permits into place so homeowners can protect property in a western Michigan tourist destination from being taken over by sand dunes.

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Gov. Rick Snyder has created a state council to better coordinate Michigan's fight against the opioid epidemic.

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The Michigan Department of Education has announced it will reduce the overall score students need to receive on an English-proficiency test after an earlier change made it more difficult for students to transition out of English learner status. 

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