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Action of Greater Lansing's Mark Brown (L) and Oscar Castaneda speak at Thursday's town hall.
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One result of the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration has been the separation of children from their parents upon crossing the U.S. border.

Action of Greater Lansing and the ACLU’s Civil Rights for Immigrants Task Force held a town hall in Lansing Thursday to discuss these issues. Katie Cook reports.

 

 


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Still reeling from the fallout of the Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse Scandal, Michigan State University is in hot water again this week after The Chronicle of Higher Education revealed previously unpublished emails in which Interim President John Engler criticizes lawyers of the assault survivors. The email exchange between Engler and a university official also implied a belief that survivor Rachael Denhollander would receive a kickback from her lawyer. WKAR's Karel Vega spoke with Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Jack Stripling, who wrote the article revealing the contents of the emails. 


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A new state rule requires local water systems to get rid of all their lead service lines over the next 20 years.  

As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, these are the types of pipes that contributed to the Flint water crisis.   


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The ACLU of Michigan wants a Detroit judge to order immigration authorities to stop coercive tactics against Iraqi immigrants in its custody. The immigrants face deportation orders for crimes – usually committed years ago.     


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Miss Michigan is ready to pass on the crown after spending a year promoting arts education at schools throughout the state.

Off the Record | June 15, 2018

Jun 14, 2018

Topic: Lawmakers finish budget. Guest: Scott Greenlee, Anti-Pot Coalition. 

Watch it at video.wkar.org

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The federal government is considering another attempt to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species.

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Michigan on Thursday began enforcing the nation's strictest rules for lead in drinking water, a plan that eventually will result in replacing all 500,000 lead service pipes statewide in the wake of the contamination of Flint's supply.

Current Sports | June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018
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NCAA Transfer Rule Changes; Nick Saban; DeAndre Carter;


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A federal agency has approved $1.25 million in funding to help Michigan improve its shooting ranges.

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Police in Ann Arbor say they're treating the death of a retired chemistry professor as a homicide.

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Police say a construction worker was fatally struck by an SUV on Interstate 75 in downtown Detroit.

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Emails show the interim president of Michigan State University criticized lawyers who represent Larry Nassar's assault victims and said a former gymnast was probably was getting a "kickback" from her attorney.

Groesbeck Golf Course sign and club house.
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A bill has been passed in the Michigan House and Senate that will allow the City of Lansing to charge nonresidents more than residents for use of Groesbeck Golf Course. Katie Cook reports.

 

 


Detroit Water Front
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Environmental groups say a bill headed for Governor Rick Snyder’s desk could increase the amount of invasive species in the Great Lakes.     


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