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10:08 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Raphael reviews travel mystery

Lev Raphael.
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WKAR book reviewer Lev Raphael has a look at "Under the Channel" by Gilles Pétel.

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6:16 am
Fri February 20, 2015

School Closings for Fri. 2/20

Here are the school closings for Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties for Friday, 2/20/15.

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7:10 am
Thu February 19, 2015

School Closings for Thurs. 2/19

Here are the school closings for Ingham, Eaton and Clinton Counties:

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8:11 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

School Closings for Monday: Clinton, Eaton Ingham Counties

Updated 2/2/2015 6:20 a.m.

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7:22 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

Snow Emergency Declared in Lansing

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has declared a snow emergency in Lansing, according to Ingham County emergency officials.

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10:00 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Raphael reviews "The French Intifada"

Lev Raphael.
Credit Joan Young

Our book reviewer Lev Raphael has a timely book for us this month. It's "The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and Its Arabs" by Andrew Hussey.

Lev Raphael is our book reviewer. When he isn’t writing novels or teaching, he occasionally blogs for the Huffington post.

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12:09 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Raphael reviews "Danubia"

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9:20 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Lev Raphael Talks About His Latest Mystery

Lev Raphael.
Credit Joan Young

We hear from our book reviewer Lev Raphael each month, but it’s been a while since we looked at one of his own books. Lev is an author as well as the host of our Under the Radar segment. It’s been a number of years since we last heard from character Nick Hoffman, but he’s back. The new book is called "Assault With A Deadly Lie."

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12:05 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Raphael reviews "Headhunters"

Author and book reviewer Lev Raphael.
Credit Joan Young

Our reviewer Lev Raphael has been reading a tale about supplementing one’s income…with art thefts. The book is “Headhunters” by Jo Nesbo.

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5:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Uber brings ride-sharing service to Lansing-East Lansing

The arrival of Uber could affect Lansing-area taxi companies.
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The ride-sharing company called Uber is coming to the Lansing area. An announcement is expected today, which comes on the heels of a new regional approach to the regulation of taxis.

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3:22 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Year-Round Schools Get More Money, But Future Of Program In Question

As most Michigan students enjoy their summer vacations, some schools are using new state funding to add air conditioning and other things so they can teach year-round.

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5:42 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Appeals Court Says No Drilling In Pigeon River Forest

The Michigan Court of Appeals says state regulators were correct to deny a drilling permit to developers who want to put oil wells on private land surrounded by a state forest.

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5:39 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Superintendents Blast Education Budget

Michigan schools begin their new budget year Tuesday.

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4:55 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Snyder: Prison Food Contract Troubles Are “Unacceptable”

Governor Rick Snyder says he’s about ready to call it quits on a privatized prison food services contract if there are more problems.

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4:43 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Background Checks Coming For Home-Aid Workers, State Can’t Exclude All Felons

Michigan cannot ban all felons from being caregivers in the state’s Medicaid in-home care program.

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5:24 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Michigan Welcomes Office To Help Skilled Immigrants Get Jobs

There’s a new office in Michigan dedicated to helping highly skilled immigrants find jobs.

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4:24 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Snyder Signs Detroit Rescue Package, Stresses City’s Recovery

Governor Rick Snyder has signed the legislation that authorizes the state’s $195 million contribution to the Detroit bankruptcy settlement.

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5:37 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Snyder Skeptical Of E-Cigarette Bill

Governor Rick Snyder has got concerns about legislation headed his way to regulate nicotine vapor devices – or e-cigarettes.

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5:16 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Lawmakers Decide Against Docking MSU $500k For Labor Courses

State lawmakers have backed down from penalizing Michigan State University over controversial courses about organized labor.

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5:10 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Michigan Supreme Court Takes Two More Medical Marijuana Cases

The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear two more medical marijuana cases.

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5:10 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Snyder: Restoring MEAP Test Not His Preference

Governor Rick Snyder says he won’t give up on switching Michigan to a new student test that’s aligned with the controversial “Common Core” education standards.

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5:24 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

‘Right To Work’ Part Of Discussions On Roads Package

Negotiations between Republicans and Democrats at the state Capitol over road funding may have resurrected the controversy over Michigan’s right-to-work law.

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4:40 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Michigan Film Incentives To Stay At $50 million, Senate Leader Wants More

State lawmakers are getting close to passing a state budget this week.

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4:53 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Gov. Snyder Eyes Road Funding Deal This Week

Governor Rick Snyder wants a road funding solution on his desk by the end of this week.

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4:45 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Reform Group Calls For End To ‘Adult-Time-For-Adult-Crime’

A new report by the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency is calling for an end to the state’s policy of automatically charging 17-year-olds as adults, and sending them to prison – even for non-violent offenses.

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5:13 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Michigan Makes Strides In Calculating Dropout, Graduation Rates

Michigan’s auditor general says the state is doing a better job calculating high school graduation and drop-out rates.

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5:12 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Schuette Turns Up The Heat On Energy Company With Criminal Charges

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says an energy company cheated northern Michigan landowners out of oil and gas lease payments as part of a scheme to shut out its competitors.

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3:40 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Michigan Schools’ Finances “Stabilizing,” Says State Superintendent

The number of school districts with budget deficits has dropped over the course of this school year.

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4:55 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Michigan Supreme Court Strikes Down “One Parent” Doctrine

A Jackson County man will get a hearing on whether he gets to keep his kids after a ruling Tuesday by the Michigan Supreme Court.

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3:53 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

MI Supreme Court Says Governor Cannot Un-Commute Life Sentence

The Michigan Supreme Court says a governor cannot reverse an official decision to commute a prison sentence.

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