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Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) is expressing dismay over President-Elect Donald Trump's tweet about Cong. John Lewis.

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A Michigan policy group will listen for further economic development plans in Governor's Snyder's address tonight.

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By the time she was 10, she had already played with the New York Phil and Philadelphia Symphony, AND released her first album. Violinist Sarah Chang is making two Michigan appearances this week; at the Wharton Center in East Lansing on Wednesday, and at Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium.


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Michigan's MIDAS system falsely identified unemployment claimants as fraudulent.  Michigan's Senate Minority leader seek answers.

WKAR Presents State of the State 2017

Jan 16, 2017
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Tue., Jan. 17 at 7pm on WKAR-TV and 90.5 FM | Michigan Governor Rick Snyder lays out his new legislative year agenda.

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Michigan State University has announced a $1 million gift to the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Natural Science from the family of former MSU professor Wu-Ki Tung.

The gift will establish the Dr. Wu-Ki Tung Endowed Professorship in Particle Physics, to honor the memory of the internationally known particle physicist who taught and conducted research at MSU from 1992-2007. Tung passed away in 2009.

Current Sports | January 16, 2016

Jan 16, 2017
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MLK Day; NFL Playoffs; Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers; Pittsburgh Steelers-Kansas City Chiefs; Social Media; Kelsi Horn; MSU Sports.


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A long-time Michigan advocate of school choice recommends caution over the expansion of education vouchers that would allow taxpayer funds to go to private and religious schools.  

Richard McLellan helped write the state’s 23-year old charter school law.

He says more needs to be learned about the impact of public money on religious schools.

“I think that would lead to more government intrusion on private and religious schools,” he says.

Confirmation hearings of Michigan’s Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education begin Tuesday.

Battery with inbuilt 'fire extinguisher' developed

Jan 16, 2017
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From planes to phones, lithium-ion batteries have presented the danger of spontaneous fires.  New work in battery research may stop some of these fires in their tracks.

European leaders worried by Trump's comments on NATO, EU

Jan 16, 2017
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European leaders are expressing alarm after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said the EU is "basically a vehicle for Germany" and reiterated his view that NATO is "obsolete."

Artificial intelligence predicts when heart will fail

Jan 16, 2017
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Many have said that prevention is the best cure. Now, health and technology teams in the UK are adding even deeper meaning to the adage.

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Kettering's new vehicle and mobility systems development proving ground will open in the spring.


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Lead water pipes remain a concern in cities across Michigan.  Kalamazoo is now increasing its efforts to modify water infrastructure.

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Last year, 50 African-American women from Flint were selected to have their portrait taken as part of a project meant to, in the words of photographer Jerry Taliaferro, “reveal the beauty and souls of black women.” The exhibit opening this weekend at the Flint Institute of Arts is called “Women of a New Tribe."


New funding is coming to Michigan to assist young homeless people. Youth in Michigan who have experienced homelessness are playing a part in plans to help.

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