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WKAR's Reginald Hardwick talked with Jackson councilman Derek Dobies about his priorities once he becomes mayor of Jackson, Michigan in December. 


On the November 11-12 edition of "Current State": you'll hear from Lansing mayor elect Andy Schor and Jackson mayor elect Derek Dobies.  Rick Pluta updates us new efforts to allow the carrying of weapons in more public places in Michigan. We talk about the meaning behind MSU Men's Basketball's new "We Talk. We Listen" t-shirts. We talk with a Michigan man who wrote about the experiences of a Vietnam veteran. And a blind film critic explains how he experiences movies in the theater. 


Derek Dobies Elected Next Mayor of Jackson

Nov 8, 2017
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Voters in Jackson elected Derek J. Dobies as their next mayor.


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More problems plague the food in Michigan’s prisons. This time it’s maggots. Cheyna Roth has more.


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On this week's Current State - Election 2017. Lansing voters will elect a new mayor on Tuesday, November 7. A conversation with Civil Rights Leader Congressman John Lewis. In East Lansing, voters will consider Income Tax, Property Tax Cut and vote on city council members. On Nov.7, the city of Lansing will ask voters to approve the sale of the 1903 Cooley Haze House. And the race for mayor in Jackson heats up.


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In our continued coverage of local elections, WKAR’s Katie Cook takes us to Jackson, where the race for mayor is heating up.

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Dr. Matthew Aubin split last season the Jackson Symphony Orchestra with outgoing director Stephen Osmond. This year, however, it’s all him. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with Aubin about Saturday night’s season-opener at Jackson’s Potter Center, which starts with a toe-tapper by Leonard Bernstein.


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Authorities say two health care workers at a prison in southern Michigan are suspended amid a state police investigation into the death of an inmate.

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The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that the First Congregational Church in Jackson was awarded a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in July.

Dawn Foods

A recently renovated building in the corner of an industrial park is now home to product development for a $2 billion Michigan company.

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Authorities say four pets have died following an apartment fire in southern Michigan that prompted an evacuation of the multi-story building. 

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AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 13 cents per gallon in the past week.

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Construction of a new Consumers Energy wind turbine project is taking place.

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The Michigan Shakespeare Festival gets underway later this week and while the headliner features a 20-year reunion, another play has been bringing out the online trolls to the Festival's social media outlets.


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A driver who authorities say struck and killed two bicyclists last year in southern Michigan is awaiting sentencing after reaching a plea deal in the case.

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