Michigan

Capitol building
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Dakota Carter was 4 years old when he found his calling inside his grandfather's garage.

Bonfire
Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo

Dry, windy conditions are expected to raise the wildfire risk this weekend in northern Michigan.

Golf
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The LPGA Tour has an official team event for the first time in its 69-year history.

Photo of Michigan apples.
courtesy / Michigan Apple Committee

Apple producers in Michigan have agreed to continue an advertising and promotion program for their industry.

Cars on freeway
WKAR-MSU

Officials say alcohol- and drug-related crashes remain a significant problem in Michigan even though a new report shows overall traffic deaths decreased 3 percent last year.

2018 Kids Count in Michigan: A Michigan Where All Kids Thrive
Courtesy / Michigan League For Public Policy

For more than a decade, proficiency skills among elementary students have been in steep decline, particularly in reading.  The 2018 Michigan Kids Count Data Book, released today by the Michigan League for Public Policy, sheds some light on the factors that influence a child's success in school. 


Classroom
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More than two million children live in Michigan.  Their health, education and overall well-being depends largely on where in this state they live.  The  2018 Kids Count Data Book takes a look at how Michigan kids are faring.  

 

WKAR's Scott Pohl and Kevin Lavery review the findings of the 2018 Michigan Kids Count Data Book.

Walleye
Judi Smelser

Michigan anglers could get thousands of dollars fishing in the Saginaw Bay as part of the state Natural Resources Department's annual drive.

soybean field
flickr/Ken

Following the Trump administration’s announcement of sweeping tariffs on Chinese products, China responded this week announcing tariffs of their own. As WKAR's Karel Vega reports, the tariff on one Michigan agricultural staple has farmers nervous.


man at podium
Courtesy / U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will kick off a three-state tour Tuesday with a visit to Michigan State University.

 


Tiangong-1 Space Station
China Space Engineering Office / skyandtelescope.com

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has activated the state's Emergency Operations Center to monitor the re-entry of China's Tiangong-1 space station into the Earth's atmosphere.

MSU Athletics, MPR, DeShaun Tate

William Strampel; Cheyna Roth; Frozen Four; Neil Koepke; Frozen Four; College Hockey; NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament; Final Four; DeShaun Tate 


school classroom
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Michigan's law enforcement and education leaders called Thursday for the Legislature to spend $100 million a year to staff schools with more police and counselors in light of last month's massacre at a Florida high school.

Current Sports | March 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018
WKAR

Michigan State Men's Basketball; Tom Izzo; Jaren Jackson Jr.; Nick Ward; Xavier Tillman; Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn Jr.; Miles Bridges; NBA; NCAA Tournament; College Basketball; Callers


ICE Officer Making an Arrest
Wikipedia Commons

A newspaper review of federal records has found that the number of immigrants arrested or deported by federal agents in Michigan and Ohio has risen in the past year as President Donald Trump's administration has increased immigration enforcement.

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