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U.S. farmers have guarded optimism about China buying American beef for the first time in 14 years.  


Michigan Victory Games Celebrates 41 Years

May 19, 2017

School’s out at Michigan State, and classes are complete. But it’s not graduation that’s driving families from near and far to campus.

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Great art, food, music and weather are predicted for the East Lansing Art Festival. WKAR Public Media is a proud sponsor.  


Lansing
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A utility company in Lansing is still transitioning back to stability after a cyberattack temporarily disabled the company's internal network and required it to pay a $25,000 ransom over a year ago.

Detroit skyline
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Ford is pumping $350 million into a plant outside of Detroit where a new transmission for fuel-efficient vehicles will be built.

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A state panel recommended salary hikes Friday for Michigan's governor and other statewide officials, urging legislators to restore the pay and expense allowances they sliced by 10 percent seven years ago.

Turkey
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Officials say they've confirmed the first West Nile virus activity for Michigan in 2017 in three birds.

Current Sports | May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017
Donte Hudson

NFL Overtime; Donte Hudson; International Basketball; James Moore; S.W.A.P. Meet; Reflection Friday.


Help Find Ross Baldwin Facebook page

UPDATE: 2:25 P.M., FRIDAY MAY 19: Funeral arrangements have been made for Ross Baldwin, the teacher whose death this week is being mourned at Lansing Catholic High School.

Clinton County Sheriff Lawrence Jerue photo
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Clinton County Sheriff Lawrence Jerue says he doesn’t think signs were missed in the suicide death of State Representative John Kivela. While being arrested, Kivela reportedly tried to walk in front of traffic on southbound US-127 and told the arresting officer “my life is over.”


A portrait of Alexandra Leonard
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Every day this week, we’re bringing you a story from our last Pop-Up Stories event, where the theme was "reaping what you sow."

Here’s storyteller Alexandra Leonard with a different take on the theme- and just a warning- the story involves some details about a wild animal preying on other animals.

 


Front of Lansing City Hall building
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Marc Patrick Townsend failed to appear before the Lansing Election Commission today to prove his eligibility to run for mayor.

Off the Record | May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

Topic: Michigan angle of Trump investigation. Guest: Dr. Linda Brundage, anti gun lobby.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

Virg Bernero photo
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Today Mayor Bernero vetoed a major change to his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget that the Lansing City Council adopted on Monday.

 


A portrait of Faizan Shafique
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Every day this week, we’re bringing you a story from our last Pop-Up Stories event, where the theme was "reaping what you sow."

Here’s storyteller Faizan Shafique sharing an important lesson he learned when he was a boy.

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