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This week marked the 30th anniversary of the deadliest plane crash in Michigan history, WKAR’s Karel Vega reports.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

With school starting in many districts before Labor Day this year, parents are being reminded to update their kids’ vaccinations.


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The Ingham County Health Department recently launched a campaign to spread Lyme disease prevention awareness. They urge the use of insect repellant, proper clothing while hiking, and checking yourself for ticks. But what can happen if you contract Lyme disease?


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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Law enforcement officers in mid-Michigan are expanding their efforts to help care for victims of opioid addiction.


New Lansing City Hall sign
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Lansing city hall was named in honor of former mayor David Hollister today.


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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The 2017 Great Lakes Folk Festival gets underway at 6 pm Friday.  Stage crews are checking their wires and vendors their wares before it all begins.  WKAR’s Kevin Lavery strolled around downtown East Lansing to check it out.

 

 

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The Jackson County Animal Shelter is back in business after closing earlier this week because of a contagious canine illness.

 


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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) was back home in Flint Thursday to see how the city is continuing to recover from its ongoing water crisis.

 


 

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The fourth ward city council seat in Lansing will have a new face next year. Incumbent Jessica Yorko decided not to run for re-election. Yorko has endorsed Brian T. Jackson’s campaign for the post.


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WKAR's Brooke Allen talks with Delhi Township Supervisor and Holt Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David Hornak about issues in their community.

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Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

A former Lansing Board of Water and Light commissioner who still works in the utility industry hopes to become Lansing’s next city council member representing Ward 2. WKAR’s conversations with candidates continue with Julee Rodocker, who expresses pride in her lifetime ties to the second ward.


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WKAR File Photo

All this week, WKAR has reported on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 uprising in Detroit.  The disturbance brought many civil rights issues to the forefront...beliefs and values that extended far beyond Detroit.


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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Rosalinda Hernandez, a pastor at I Am Ministries in Lansing, is running for one of two at-large seats on the Lansing city council this year. Along with her ministry, Hernandez is a chaplain with the Lansing Police Department.


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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Lansing officials have announced that a couple of businesses will redevelop two buildings in REO Town, further transforming that part of the city as a destination.


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