Michigan

White Defeats Green 14-11 at MSU Spring Game

Apr 23, 2016
WKAR

The annual Michigan State Spring Game took place on Saturday afternoon in front of a record crowd of 51,000 at Spartan Stadium. The White team defeated the Green team 14-11. 

Okemos girls lacrosse ready to break through

Apr 11, 2016
Andrea Urban / WKAR

OKEMOS, Mich. - The Okemos girls lacrosse team has something to prove this season. Over the last three years on their road to the State finals, the girls have lost to East Grand Rapids - twice in the semifinals and once in the State finals. EGR is the four time defending state champion, with their streak dating back to 2012.

Courtesy Cascade Engineering

Cascade Engineering in Grand Rapids is hiring former inmates as a part of the Michigan initiative called "30-2-2," where 30 companies pledge to hire two former inmates and track their progress for two years.

Michigan leaders are having an ongoing discussion about prison reform in the state.  Among other things, they’re trying to cut soaring spending on state prisons, which currently runs at about $2 billion yearly.  

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

The Grand Army of the Republic fought the Confederacy in the Civil War.  When the war was over, thousands of soldiers kept the name and formed their own fraternal organization.  The G.A.R. cared for veterans and their families decades before the creation of the Veterans Administration. 

On April 6, 1866 – 150 years ago this week – Union soldiers who’d fought in the Civil War came together to form one of the world’s first veterans organizations.

Flickr/DonkeyHotey

Michigan’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in almost 15 years. But while the economy is on the upswing, not all Michigan workers are feeling the recovery. And that’s had an impact on political allegiances for both sides of the aisle.

Current State's Mark Bashore talks to Bridge Magazine reporters Ted Roelofs and Nancy Derringer about who the economic recovery isn’t reaching and how those workers have influenced the presidential primaries.

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