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The Medical Marijuana Licensing Board approved the state's first seven licenses Thursday.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Licensing Board issued the state’s first seven operating licenses today at its meeting in downtown Lansing. Katie Cook reports.

 


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High water levels on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan have been causing trouble for some shoreline communities in recent years.

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Michigan State University interim president John Engler plans to testify before a US Senate committee investigating the Larry Nassar case next Tuesday. 

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A newspaper investigation has found that 30 health care professionals were disciplined by Michigan licensing boards for sexual assault or misconduct in the last year.

Meijer Gardens
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Visitors are flocking to a Grand Rapids botanical garden to get a whiff of the unpleasant-smelling "corpse flower" that's in full bloom for the first time in 18 years.

Current Sports | July 12, 2018

Jul 12, 2018
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Officials say about 2.5 million gallons (9.5 million liters) of partially treated sewage recently flowed from a lagoon at a mobile home park in mid-Michigan into the Grand River.

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More than two dozen people spoke out at a public hearing against a proposal for more anchor supports in the Straits of Mackinac to bolster twin oil pipelines.

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Federal funding will help four counties in northern Michigan buy equipment for emergency first responders.

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The explosion of opioid overdoses and deaths in America and in Michigan has been well documented. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were more than 2,300 drug overdose deaths in Michigan in 2016, an increase of almost 20-percent over the previous year.

At a recent conference in Lansing, experts discussed the role internet technology could play in fighting the spread of opioid use.


WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
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Michigan’s medical marijuana industry will take a giant leap forward in Lansing on Thursday.

Darryl Rogers
MSU Spartans

Darryl Rogers, who coached Michigan State to a share of the Big Ten title in 1978 and later took the helm for the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 83.

flood damage, Upper Peninsula, Houghton County
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With the help of volunteers, the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is recovering from the June storm that left devastating floods. Katie Cook reports.

 


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Evidence of a young girl’s virginity and subsequent pregnancy and abortion can be used in a Wayne County sexual assault case.  


Ingham County Fire Departments Ban Open Fires

Jul 11, 2018
dry field in East Lansing
Vince Rogers / WKAR-MSU

Several fire departments in Ingham County are saying no to summer bonfires through the next few days. 

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