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Michigan has thousands of aging and under-maintained dams that could pose localized risks.

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Travelers to Up North Michigan may be more likely to encounter a bear on their trip these days.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources data show the black bear population has climbed, especially in the northern Lower Peninsula, where it’s up 29% since 2012.

Kevin Swanson is a DNR wildlife management specialist.

“I think we’ve just not harvested enough bear in recent years in the northern Lower Peninsula," he says.  "Our biologists are all in agreement that we need to increase the harvest.”

Current Sports | February 15, 2017

Feb 15, 2017
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Dan Dakich Tweets; Tom Izzo; MSU Men's Basketball; DeShaun Tate; College Basketball Bubble Talk; PJ Fleck.


Human Trafficking: A condition of chaos

Feb 15, 2017
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There are many misconceptions surrounding Human Trafficking. Some assume it is runaways mixed up with prostitution, or homeless girls looking for a sugar daddy. In reality, it can adults or children, of all race and ethnicities. There is no discrimination against victims of human trafficking. 

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Sandra Clark is director of the Michigan Historical Society.  She met in 2016 to speak with Peter Whorf about the Michigan 102nd Regiment. Their conversation is part of WKAR's Black History Month series.


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After 27 years as a Michigan State University gymnastics coach, Kathie Klages has decided to retire. Klages was suspended by the university yesterday in the midst of a sexual assault investigation related to former team doctor Larry Nassar. 

Okemos attorney Jamie White says members of the gymnastics community are organizing in an effort to support alleged victims of sexual attacks by Dr. Larry Nassar.

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Michigan State has identified a suspended member of the football staff who specializes in mentoring athletes.

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A second woman says that the Michigan State women's gymnastics coach was aware of complaints of assault by a sports doctor who treated female athletes.

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WKAR’s conversations with Lansing city council candidates continue with newcomer Christopher Jackson. He’s running for an at-large seat.


Current Sports | February 14, 2017

Feb 14, 2017
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Valentine's Day; Love Me's and Love Me Not's; Michigan State Men's Basketball; Ohio State Men's Basketball;  Kathie Klages.


Portrait of Coach Steve Finamore in basketball gym
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The East Lansing High School boys basketball team is undefeated this season, with a 14 and 0 record. They work hard, but they try not to take themselves too seriously, says Coach Steve Finamore.


Computer error at MI unemployment agency probed

Feb 14, 2017
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A group of experts will try to figure out how a state computer glitch wrongly accused thousands of people of fraud.

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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver on Monday criticized the Snyder administration's decision to no longer help residents and the city with their water bills, a move that will save the state more than $2 million per month.

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The Wharton Center’s new production, Among The Darkest Shadows, deals with the issue of human trafficking. Yesterday, WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with some of the creators (which you can explore by clicking here) and today, brings us deeper into the fictional setting of the show: Shadowtown.


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