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Detroit education officials are working to address shortfalls in the school district's special education program after audits found it's failing to meet student needs.

Christopher Graveline
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A federal prosecutor has quit his job to launch an independent candidacy for Michigan attorney general.

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Wayne State University

Wayne State University has reached a $750 million fundraising campaign goal three months early.

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Consumers Energy

A Consumers Energy employee from Clio is the recipient of the 2018 American Gas Association Meritorious Service Award for his lifesaving efforts to assist a woman involved in a serious car accident.

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The Michigan Shakespeare Festival is back for its annual six-week run. As always, the first three weeks are staged at Jackson College.


(L to R) Bishop Earl Boyea, Father Jonathan Wehrle, Attorney Lawrence Nolan, Assistant County Prosecutor Andrew Stevens.
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A Lansing-area priest accused of embezzling more than $5 million from his church is trying to raise $300,000 for his defense just weeks before trial.

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Every migrant child under 5 in the care of Grand Rapids-based Bethany Christian Services will be reunited with their families by the end of today.     


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For the first time in Michigan history, Libertarian candidates for governor will be on the August primary ballot. That’s because the party got enough Michigan votes in the 2016 election to put the party on the primary ballot.    


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Jim Brandstatter is out after 31 years as a radio broadcaster at Detroit Lions games.

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A history museum in southeastern Michigan is set to unveil a mural celebrating the city's immigrants, despite the artist being behind schedule.

Brett Kavanaugh
Screen shot from PBS NewsHour

In Michigan, reaction to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh was split along party lines. 


Current Sports | July 10, 2018

Jul 10, 2018
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Michigan State Football; Mark Dantonio; Big Ten Title Race; Brooks Laimbeer; Youth Soccer in America; World Cup; Thai Soccer Rescue

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Relatives of three dead U.S servicemen plan to gather in western Michigan to receive lost Purple Heart medals their loved ones had earned in World War II.

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Authorities say a young girl apparently fell through a hole in the floor of a home in Detroit and drowned in standing water in the home's basement.

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The Lansing School District has a high percentage of students who meet the federal poverty threshold. During the school year, thousands qualify for federal free and reduced lunches.  But are they getting enough to eat when school is out for the summer?  WKAR’s Kevin Lavery reports on one program that tries to fill that need.

 


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