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The Lansing City Council voted Monday to approve a needle exchange program aimed at reducing the spread of HIV and other infections.

 

Drug paraphernalia is considered illegal under Michigan state law, except in the case of needle exchange programs. The council’s decision last night put the city ordinance in line with that state law.

 

Current Sports | May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio at a podium
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MSU Sexual Assault Investigation; NBA Playoffs; NHL Playoffs; Baylor Sexual Assault; Manu Ginobili; 

East Lansing High School photo
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The East Lansing Board of Education is poised to promote Acting Superintendent Dori Leyko to the job permanently.


Donald Trump photo
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The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs.

Pension protest
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Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature have introduced long-expected legislation to close the school employees' pension system to new hires and provide them a 401(k) only.

Needle Exchange program
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Lansing is moving forward on plans to bring a needle exchange program to the city.

Lansing City Council
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The latest medical marijuana ordinance was introduced at Monday night’s Lansing City Council meeting, but a public hearing date was not set.

 

 


Current Sports | May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017
WKAR

Calvin Johnson; The Preakness; Jason Fuller; Folds of Honor; Dave Ellis; Lansing United; NBA Playoffs; Lebron James; Michael Jordan.


Dr. Sonia Rana photo
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Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness behind cataracts, but it’s treatable with early detection. Researchers at Michigan State University are developing a device that could help doctors caring for glaucoma patients know when it’s time to act.


Hamilton Dam in Flint
Courtesy photo / Flint River Corridor Alliance

On Tuesday, WKAR and the Flint Institute of Arts will host a screening of a new PBS documentary on the Flint Water Crisis.  "Poisoned Water" is a new production from the acclaimed "NOVA" series. WKAR's Kevin Lavery spoke with NOVA senior executive producer Paula Apsell, who will be moderating the panel discussion at the screening.

MSU sign
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New research from Michigan State University suggests that people are skeptical of findings about health risks or new forms of medication—if the research was sponsored by a corporation.

Marijuana plant photo
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A new proposed ordinance on regulating and licensing medical marijuana businesses goes before the Lansing city council tonight.


Nathan's hot dog
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The company that makes Nathan's and Curtis hot dogs is recalling more than 200,000 pounds (90,700 kilograms) of the products after getting complaints of metal found in the packages.

Lena Epstein
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Republican businesswoman Lena Epstein announced Monday she will run for U.S. Senate in 2018, saying Michigan is ready for another outsider with business experience after its voters favored Donald Trump in the presidential election.

Consumers energy
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Consumers Energy plans to spend nearly $440 million this year to help modernize its natural gas system.

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