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Some Michigan schools are working to reduce the use of suspensions and expulsions after being cited by the state for using the disciplinary measures on special education students of color more frequently than other groups.

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This weekend, the New York Philharmonic is again in residency in Ann Arbor brought about by the University Musical Society. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley has more with UMS President, Matthew VanBesien and Maestro Leonard Slatkin.


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For the first time, Michigan will open special lanes on highway median shoulders to ease traffic congestion caused by rush hour or crashes.

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Investigators say a man died at a VA hospital in Michigan after a nurse mistakenly believed he didn't want to be resuscitated in case of an emergency.

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Protesters are rallying around a 16-year-old boy who was pushed to the ground when arrested at a bus station in Ann Arbor.

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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.

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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.


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