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WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
illustration / WKAR-MSU

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
Nicole Walton / WNMU public media

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.

 


Michigan Supreme Court wide
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

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. 

Dawn Scranton / Flickr Creative Commons

Two Michigan police officers are credited with rescuing a baby raccoon that was trapped in a barrel of sludge.

City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

A judge is hearing key arguments in the most significant criminal case related to Flint's lead-contaminated water.

Jamie Paisley

For the next 3 weeks, royalty arrives in East Lansing: Disney’s The Lion King ascends to the throne at the Wharton Center, where it's nice to get the first word in. For The Lion King, South African actress Mukelisiwe Goba gets to use her original language, Zulu, to announce that the Lion is on its way.


Gavel
s_falkow / flickr creative commons

A former western Michigan day care provider has been ordered to pay $1.8 million after pleading guilty to child neglect in the death of a toddler by an 8-year-old girl.

MSU sign
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

In response to the sexual abuse case caused by former Michigan State University physician Larry Nassar, eight deans published an article with suggestions on how the campus can move forward without forgetting the crisis. 


Off the Record | July 13, 2018

Jul 11, 2018

Topic: Snyder weighs in on Gov. race. Guest: Bill Gelineau, Libertarian Candidate for Gov.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

Western Michigan University Score Board
Joel Dinda / Flickr Creative Commons

The New York Giants have spent a 2019 third-round draft pick on Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal, and Washington has selected Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander in the sixth round Wednesday.

Melissa / Flickr Creative Commons

If your kids packed their own lunch, what would it look like? After speaking to the kids at the Spartan Child Development Center in East Lansing, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega say it might be healthier than you'd imagine. On this week's episode of Serving Up Science, Sheril and Karel interviewed some 5-year olds to find out how much they really know about healthy eating. 


Current Sports | July 11, 2018

Jul 11, 2018
Jim Brandstatter
Catholic Social Services Washtenaw / Flickr Creative Commons

Jim Brandstatter; Detroit Lions; Adam Silver; NBA One-and-Done Rule

Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University is under federal investigation for allegations its athletic program discriminated against female athletes by not offering equal opportunities.

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