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Michigan workers will keep a close eye on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) this summer, when the Trump administration prepares to renegotiate the 25-year-old deal.  Michigan's largest foreign trading partner says change is overdue.


Detroit skyline
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Sheriff in Detroit fights back against detaining immigrants. 

Former MSU Baseball Star Magsig Still Making Impact In Okemos

May 18, 2017
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Phil Magsig has overcome health issues to return to the sport he loves

Current Sports | May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

LaVar Ball; Sexism in Sports; NBA Playoffs; LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan; Stanley Cup Playoffs; Throwback Thursday.


Michigan OKs form of marijuana, prevailing wage petitions. 

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A wild animal in Ingham county is the first infected with rabies in Michigan this year. 

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The Latest: Autopsy: Cornell killed himself by hanging. 

Rachel Santorelli, Lansing Symphony

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” However, WKAR’s Jamie Paisley learned that a percussion concerto from University of Michigan composer Paul Dooley which the Lansing Symphony is world premiering this Friday, didn’t have ANY name just a few weeks ago.


Today Marks 90 Years Since Bath School Bombing

May 18, 2017
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Editor's Note:  This story originally aired on WKAR on November 11, 2008 and contains some dated references.

Current Sports | May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017
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NBA Draft Lottery; Boston Celtics; Detroit Pistons; The Top Pick; DeShaun Tate; Gisele Bundchen; Softball Classic.


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The East Lansing school district is seeing some turnover in leadership.


Michigan Senate
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The Michigan Senate has approved 15-year prison terms for parents and doctors involved in the genital mutilation of children, in response to a Detroit-area doctor recently indicted in such a case.

Fake News Not Persuasive, According To MSU Study

May 17, 2017
William Dutton
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Dreaded “fake news” and biased search algorithms are not instrumental in swaying public opinion, according to a Michigan State University researcher.

A portrait of Tyra High
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 Tyra High sharing about how she and her mother learned to sow into each other’s lives.


Ford company
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Ford is cutting 1,400 jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits.

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