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5:26 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Snyder: Don’t Rely On Monthly Jobs Report To Make Voting Choices

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Governor Rick Snyder says he doesn’t think voters should base their election decisions on month-to-month changes in jobs numbers. The nation’s new unemployment rate was released Friday. 

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Election 2012
8:19 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Election 2012: Control of MI Supreme Court is On the Line

Two incumbents are running for re-election to the Michigan Supreme Court. Voters will also decide who'll claim one open seat.
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There are three races this year for spots on the Michigan Supreme Court. Two incumbents are running, and there’s one open seat.

The Republican and Democratic parties spend millions of dollars to get their candidates elected to the state’s highest court – even though they are on the non-partisan part of the ballot.

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8:03 am
Fri November 2, 2012

City, Tribe Complete Casino Land Sale

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero (far left), Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Chairperson Aaron Payment and private investor Bob Liggett sign a land sale agreement that turns over city-owned property adjacent to the Lansing Center to the tribe.
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The proposed casino project for downtown Lansing has taken a big step forward.  The city has signed a deal with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to sell a tract of land adjacent to the city’s downtown convention center.

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12:00 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Steve Martin Brings The Steep Canyon Rangers To Wharton Center

The Steep Canyon Rangers, with Steve Martin, bring bluegrass to MSU's Wharton Center Nov. 4
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  • WKAR's Scott Pohl talked with Charles R. Humphrey III of The Steep Canyon Rangers

Actor-comedian Steve Martin also plays the banjo. He’ll play with the Steep Canyon Rangers Sunday night at MSU.

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6:20 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

More Weekend Patrols In Light Of Shooting Spree

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Authorities investigating a shooting spree along the Interstate 96 corridor plan to boost patrols Saturday as fans travel to a Michigan State football game.

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6:13 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Secretary Of State Dismisses Complaints Against Bolger, Schmidt

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Michigan Democrats have not been able to prove House Speaker Jase Bolger and Representative Roy Schmidt broke the law in a party-switch scandal this year. That’s according to the state Bureau of Elections.

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12:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

ELECTION 2012: Eaton County Sheriff's Race Heats Up

WKAR's Scott Pohl has a look at the race for Sheriff in Eaton County.

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NewsRoom
6:18 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Lake Michigan-Huron Water Level Near Record Low

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says water levels on Lakes Michigan and Huron are nearly at record low levels because of drought and evaporation.

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6:11 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Cox Sues Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan Over Medigap Policies

Former Michigan Attorney General, Mike Cox.

Former state Attorney General Mike Cox is challenging Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Medigap policies in court.

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Election 2012
12:00 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Dems Are In The (68th) House

WKAR's Mark Bashore takes a look at the contest between Andy Schor (D) and Tim Moede (R) in Michigan's 68th House district.

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6:18 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

High Winds Knock Out Power To 143,000 In Michigan

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Winds gusting to 74 miles per hour have knocked out power to at least 143,000 Michigan homes and businesses as the fringes of superstorm Sandy move through the state.

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Election 2012
6:12 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Presidential Campaigns In Michigan Not Slowing Down For Sandy

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President Obama's and Mitt Romney's campaigns say bad weather won't slow down their efforts in Michigan.

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5:12 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

ACLU Sues Isabella County Over Jail Conditions

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The American Civil Liberties Union says conditions at the Isabella County jail are so inhumane they violate the U.S. Constitution’s protections against cruel and unusual punishment.

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9:46 am
Tue October 30, 2012

High Winds Knock Out Power In Parts Of Michigan

A line worker at his job.
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High winds knocked out power to at least 60,000 Michigan homes and businesses as the effects of the Eastern Seaboard's severe weather moved through the state.

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4:28 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Judge Says Shirvell Entitled To Jobless Benefits

A court has ruled the former assistant attorney general who was fired for harassing a gay student leader at the University of Michigan is entitled to unemployment benefits.

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Election 2012
5:22 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Election 2012: Millage to Deter Health "Doughnut Hole"

Ingham County residents are being asked to approve a three-year millage that would continue to fund the county's health plan for the uninsured.
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For the past 14 years, Ingham County has provided low-cost health care for qualifying residents.  The Ingham Health Plan gives some 12,000 people who don’t qualify for Medicaid and can’t afford their own insurance access to medicine and regular doctor visits every year. 

However, upcoming changes in federal health care policy mean the plan will need additional funding.  Ingham County is asking its residents to approve a three-year millage to keep the Ingham Health Plan in operation.

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6:16 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Mich. Reports 2nd Straight Big Jobless Rate Drop

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Michigan is reporting a second straight big drop in unemployment, with the rate down 2.1 percentage points in two months.

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Election 2012
11:26 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Election 2012: Four Seek Seats as Local Judges

Attorneys Jim Jamo and Ken Ross are running for judge in the 30th circuit court. Attorney Andrea Larkin and State Rep. Mark Meadows (D-East Lansing) are competing for a spot in the 54B district court.
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Click here for the original story broadcast on 90.5 FM WKAR.

There are two contested races this year for judgeships in Ingham County.  In the 30th circuit court, attorneys Jim Jamo and Ken Ross are each vying for the bench.  State representative Mark Meadows is challenging attorney Andrea Larkin to become a judge in 54B district court.

WKAR's Kevin Lavery and WKAR's Mark Bashore report.

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6:30 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Mich. Man Has Meningitis; Wife Died

A Michigan man whose wife's death was tied to the national outbreak of meningitis says he's in a hospital being treated for the same illness.

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6:28 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

State Rep. Genetski Gets Community Service, Fines For Drunken Driving

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State Representative Bob Genetski will serve no jail time for his drunken driving conviction handed down last month.

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12:00 am
Wed October 24, 2012

MSU College Of Music Opens Cook Recital Hall

The Cook Recital Hall in the Michigan State University Music Building
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On Sunday, the Michigan State University College of Music lets the general public in on a huge project to improve the Music Building Auditorium.

Now known as the Cook Recital Hall in honor of benefactors Dee and Byron Cook, the performance space has been upgraded for both acoustics and comfort.

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NewsRoom
6:18 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Gov. Snyder Signs Youth Sports Concussion Bills

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Michigan would boost efforts to reduce the number and severity of concussions in youth sports under bills signed Tuesday by Governor Rick Snyder.

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6:14 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

70 Officers Investigate Michigan Roadway Shootings

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A task force of local and state police agencies has met to discuss its effort to track down whoever's responsible for 22 reported shootings in four southeastern Michigan counties over three days.

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6:10 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Former McCotter Aides Ordered To Stand Trial

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A judge has ordered two men who worked for a Detroit-area congressman to stand trial in a campaign scandal.

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11:11 am
Tue October 23, 2012

College of Music Dean James Forger is Guest Host

Michigan State University College of Music Dean James Forger is our guest host on WKAR 90.5 Classical on Wednesday, October 24 at 1:00PM. WKAR station manager Peter Whorf joins Dean Forger for 2 hours of his favorite music from Bach and Rachmaninoff to Joplin and Piazzola. We'll also hear the latest breaking music news from the recently opened Cook Recital Hall and upcoming College of Music faculty and ensemble performances. And we invite you to join the conversation with Dean Forger - live on WKAR - starting at 1:00pm.

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6:16 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Gov. Snyder Asks International Business Leaders To Support New Bridge To Canada

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Governor Rick Snyder is worried Proposal Six on the November ballot would spark a lengthy court battle if it’s passed.

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6:13 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Three MI Residents Sue Mass. Firm After Injection

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Three Michigan residents have filed suit after allegedly developing fungal meningitis following an injection of a tainted steroid produced by a Massachusetts company.

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6:08 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Graduation Rates For Some Dip Under New MI Curriculum

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Data from 700,000 high school students shows a slight drop in graduation rates under Michigan's Merit Curriculum for those entering ninth grade with weak academic skills.

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7:58 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Senate Passes Bill to Revive Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps

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Some Michigan lawmakers hope to restore a program that would put young adults to work on public works projects, but without costing taxpayers any money.  The state Senate recently approved legislation to resurrect the Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps.  

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6:21 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Detroit Opening Arms To World Series Visitors

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Work is under way in Detroit to welcome visitors coming to town for the World Series.

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