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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is expected to announce updated safety guidelines for self-driving vehicles Tuesday during a visit to a Michigan vehicle testing facility.

Jesse Meria

2017 marks the 138th year of the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, but it’s also Year One for its new President, Matthew VanBesien. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with him earlier this week as the UMS season is about to kick-off.


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Innovation Arts and Entertainment, an industry leader in the field of producing intelligent live entertainment programming, is proud to be producing eight cities for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s fall tour of North America. 

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A southeastern Michigan woman accused of having sex with two teenage boys has been sentenced to up to 15 years prison in the case.

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The body of a man has been recovered from a motor vehicle that was found overturned in a pond in southeastern Michigan.

A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager on a Michigan train while working as a youth pastor in 2012.

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Two new Ann Arbor laws went into effect July 1.

 

 


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AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 4 cents per gallon in the past week.

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The University of Michigan has won a significant decision in a lawsuit challenging a campus ban on guns.

The state appeals court says the university can regulate the possession of guns. In a 2-1 opinion, the court says a 2001 ban doesn't violate the U.S. Constitution.

The court also says the Ann Arbor school and its other campuses aren't covered by a state law that prevents local governments from putting limits on guns.

Judge David Sawyer disagreed. He says the university is exceeding its authority by adopting its own restrictions.

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The 6th annual Cinetopia film festival gets underway this week in Ann Arbor and Detroit. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with one of the Cinetopia organizers which doesn’t take submissions. Instead, the staff scours film festivals across the world, and a few festivals closer to home.


It’s all in the name: The Social Justice Arts Festival.
This weekend, members of the University of Michigan’s School Of Social Work are putting that event on this Saturday, March 18th, which among nearly 40 other presentations, discusses the legalities of protesting.


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For three years now, Shelly Smith has been herding cats. She is the Ann Arbor organizer of ‘50 First Jokes,’ which brings 50 fellow comedians onto one stage to tell their first jokes of the new year.

MSU men’s soccer carving winning path

Oct 5, 2016
MSU Soccer
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EAST LANSING, Mich. – The resume is growing: one Big Ten Tournament title. Two Elite Eights. And five NCAA tournament appearances.

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Later this week, the Washtenaw Community Concert Band goes to tinsel town for their next performance. We speak with Dr. Chris Heidenreich about the program, and learn about some of the costume changes he’s had to make in Ann Arbor.

MSU women's club hockey turns to new coach

Apr 11, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Rob Blackburn is in his first year has the new head coach for the Michigan State Division I women’s club hockey team. He came to MSU from the University of Michigan, where he coached their women's team for seven years. Blackburn discusses his shift from Ann Arbor to East Lansing, and his hopes and expectations for Michigan State women's hockey. 

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