Hurricane Harvey

Current Sports | November 2, 2017

Nov 2, 2017
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Justin Verlander; Houston Astros; The World Series; Chadia Philyaw; My Brother's And Sister's Keeper; Race Relations; Lansing Catholic.


Lisa Castillo and Aaron Mahoney
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The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are very early in the process of rebuilding and recovering from the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Two local volunteers are scheduled to leave Lansing this morning to help American Red Cross aid efforts.


troops with helicopter
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Three weeks after sending troops to Texas to respond to Hurricane Harvey, the Michigan National Guard is now deploying 1,100 soldiers to Florida. 

 


Current Sports | September 7, 2017

Sep 7, 2017
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Michael Bennett; Police Brutality and Treatment of Minorities; Detroit Lions Preview; NFL Season; Richard Kincaide; Kellie Dean; Lansing Strong For Houston.


people at podium
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The city of Lansing is joining the American Red Cross and other service agencies to launch a relief effort for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. 


congressman and water bottles
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Congress returns to work Tuesday after a month-long recess.  The mounting cost of Hurricane Harvey will undoubtedly be on lawmakers’ minds as they set to work on the 2018 federal budget.  WKAR's Kevin Lavery talks with U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-5) of Flint to talk about the task of crafting a national funding strategy.


 

soldier and helicopter
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

More than 20 troops from the Michigan National Guard are leaving for Texas to help assist in the massive rescue and recovery operation following what’s now become Tropical Depression Harvey. 

 


City of Houston, Texas after Hurricane Harvey
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Nathan Moore, associate professor of the Department of Geography, Environment and Spacial Sciences at Michigan State University talks with WKAR's Brooke Allen about Hurricane Harvey's impact on Houston. 


A man in a canoe in the streets of Houston.
David Astrein

Updated August 29th with Jasmine Knight's story.

 

David Astrein went to MSU for his undergrad and graduate degrees, and moved to Houston after graduating in 2008. He lives in The Heights, a neighborhood in northwest central Houston.


Current Sports | August 29, 2017

Aug 29, 2017
portrait: Heathcote
MSU Spartans

R.I.P. Jud Heathcote.


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Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle via AP

The American Red Cross is sending dozens of volunteers from Michigan to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.