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The Michigan Court of Appeals has ordered the City of Grand Rapids to turn over to MLive Media Group police recordings about a car crash involving Kent County Assistant Prosecutor, Josh Kuiper.  

Off the Record | September 15, 2017

Sep 14, 2017

Move to close marijuana dispensaries.  Guest: Paula Herbart, President of the Michigan Education Association.

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The Grand Rapids Symphony kicks off their new season this weekend with some concert hall favorites, a superstar violinist, and a bold opening statement courtesy of a world premiere. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spent a few minutes with the new music director, Marcelo Lehninger to learn more about the program.


On Wednesday night, four development firms presented their plans to transform the current space occupying Lansing city hall across the street from Michigan's State Capitol. 

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The Consumers Energy workers who made their way down to Florida from Michigan last week are currently working in the Boca Raton area as the number of those affected by power outages continues to rise. WKAR's Karel Vega reports.

Downtown Grand Rapids
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Grand Rapids is moving forward with plans to remove and prune 3,000 trees near city streets that present potential hazards. 

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About 2,100 Flint residents with mobility issues or limited access to transportation are expected to continue receiving bottled water at home as part of a plan to help the Michigan city recover from its lead-tainted water crisis.

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Former Michigan Gov. Jim Blanchard is backing Democrat Gretchen Whitmer for governor.

Ariniko Artistry

This weekend, Lansing’s Riverwalk Theatre kicks off their 29th Season with a musical. But the production also features a real-life wedding backstage as well.
 

 

Various signs of medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing.
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Medical marijuana users who buy from dispensaries will need to find a new source by December 15th. Cheyna Roth reports.

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East Lansing city hall photo
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East Lansing will keep the proposed income tax on the November ballot after negotiations with Michigan State University over removing it from the ballot fell through.

 

 

 

East Lansing City Clerk Marie Wicks told WKAR Tuesday that the city council does not plan to remove the income tax item from the ballot during tonight's meeting.

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The Michigan National Guard is pulling back troops being sent to Florida after being told they weren't needed for Hurricane Irma recovery efforts.

Current Sports | September 12, 2017

Sep 12, 2017
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Football Rivalry; Ohio State Football; Michigan State Football Press Conference; Callers; Allen Gant; Michigan Football.


US Dept. of Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is expected to announce updated safety guidelines for self-driving vehicles Tuesday during a visit to a Michigan vehicle testing facility.

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Kid Rock may have more to say about his political future while performing in the opening concert at Detroit's new sports arena.

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