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Various signs of medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing.
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The state’s licensing department has started to release details about the future of medical marijuana regulation in Michigan. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth has more.


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Lansing is expecting an early autumn heat wave over the next few days, with high temperatures possibly reaching or exceeding 90 degrees.

Current Sports | September 21, 2017

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Kyrie Irving; Kevin Durant; Athletes Today; Bob Apisa; MSU-Notre Dame Football; High School Football; Eric "Doc" Love; Otis Wiley.


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One of the most famous incidents of the Vietnam War didn't happen in Vietnam.

 

On January 23, 1968, the USS Pueblo was conducting a surveillance mission off the coast of North Korea when it was seized.  More than 80 men were captured and held prisoner for nearly a year. 

 

One of those men was Michigan native Richard Bame. 

 

WKAR's Kevin Lavery met Mr. Bame at the VA hospital in Ann Arbor to hear his story.

 


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Dozens of Lansing families with roots in regions destroyed by a deadly earthquake and hurricane this week prayed together on Wednesday night. 


A portrait of Sergio Martinez-Beltran
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Hurricane Maria has been weakened to a category 3 hurricane and continues to wreak havoc on Puerto Rico, leaving the entire unincorporated US territory without power.

 

 


Michigan is facing a new lawsuit over same-sex couple adoptions. As Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports, the ACLU says the state can’t let adoption agencies that take public money turn away same-sex couples.


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The number of things state employee unions can bargain for shrunk Wednesday. A state board voted to eliminate their collective bargaining powers on, among other things, seniority and provisions related to overtime and job transfers.


Current Sports | September 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017

Battle of the Sexes; Draymond Green Case; Magic Johnson; Athletes Social Media; Allen Gant; Michigan Football.


MSU Grand Rapids Research Center ribbon cutting photo
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The new Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center was dedicated today in a ceremony that included U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

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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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