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Silver Carp
Chuck Quirmbach / Wisconsin Public Radio

President Donald Trump ’s 2018 budget plan eliminates $300 million in funding to restore the Great Lakes. The plan has sparked concerns among environmentalists, because a lot of that money is being spent to protect the lakes from a voracious fish known as the Asian carp. 


Sturgeon Recovery Endangered On Lake Ontario

Jul 21, 2017
Men and Sturgeon
Angelica Morrison / Great Lakes Today

On the shores of the lower Niagara River, about 10 miles from Niagara Falls, a group of biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepare to examine the largest fish species in the Great Lakes region – the lake sturgeon.  


City of Lansing seal and flags displayed
WKAR-MSU

The Lansing city council president has apologized for silencing a 9-year-old girl who tried to voice opposition to construction at a council meeting.

James Moore Tackles O.J. Simpson On The S.W.A.P. Meet

Jul 21, 2017
Court
s_falkow / flickr creative commons

James Moore, former Spartan fullback, is used to offense, but today he's on defense, as O.J. Simpson made parole.

Current Sports | July 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017
Bryn Forbes photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

San Antonio Spurs; Matt Costello; Bryn Forbes; Greg Popovich; NBA Sunner League; OJ Simpson; Parole Board hearing.


After the episode taping concludes, the guest and panel continue to chat.

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Off the Record | July 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017

Topic: Race for Governor.  Guest. Rep. Peter Lucido, (R) Macomb County.

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Vincent Brady Photography

Fire is one of mankind’s earliest tools. Not just for warmth, light, and cooking, however. This weekend in downtown Charlotte at the famed Windwalker Underground Gallery, it’s being used for a more creative endeavor: Fire spinning.


Beach
Courtesy / Associated Press

Sand dunes that make a western Michigan tourist destination so popular are threatening to take over multiple cottages.

skateboard
khoahuynh / Pixabay

Skateboarding icon Tony Hawk is part of an effort to bring a skate park to downtown Detroit.

Winding Road
Bobbi Jones / publicdomainpictures.net

A 24-year-old man accused of being drunk when he struck a woman with his car as she pushed her son in a wheelchair across a busy suburban Detroit road has been sentenced to prison.

jail
WKAR File Photo

A new policy at the Michigan Department of Corrections is allowing more transgender inmates to receive transition-related treatments.

Cash
WKAR File Photo

The state of Michigan, under fire for a computer system that wrongly churned out cases of fraud, is dropping criminal charges against 186 people accused of illegally collecting unemployment benefits, officials said Thursday.

Current Sports | July 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017
Robert Ralnes / Flickr Creative Commons

O.J. Simpson; Parole Board Hearing For Stolen Memorabilia; O.J. Simpson Effect; MSU Football Record Predictions.


Robert Kolt

Lansing School District superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul announced this morning that Kristopher C. Keyton, also known as K.C. Keyton, will be the new head coach of the varsity boys basketball team at Lansing Everett.

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