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With the Trump administration’s proposed travel bans tied up in courts, many MSU students are in limbo. Some would have returned to their home countries for the summer. But instead, they’re staying in Michigan. WKAR’s Katie Cook explains.   


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Tina Houghton is in her eighth year representing Lansing’s second ward on the city council, and she’s running for a third term.


A national vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee is coming to East Lansing today to speak with fellow Democrats.

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During at taping of "Off the Record" at WKAR-TV, attorney Geoffrey Fieger said he is 'darn serious' about running for governor again. 

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Rick Pluta / WKAR-MSU

Flags in Michigan were lowered on Friday in honor of state lawmaker. 

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WKAR File Photo

Hundreds gather for mental health services, many oppose Governor Snyder overhaul. 

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A former Ingham County Commissioner has announced plans to run for the state House in the 69th district, where she would replace term-limited Representative Sam Singh.


Michigan's U.S. Senators reacted quickly to President Trump's firing FBI Director James Comey. 

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Michigan State Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette) was found dead Tuesday in Lansing of an apparent suicide.  The discovery comes one day after Kivela was arrested for the second time on a drunk driving charge.

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Kildee decides against running for Michigan governor in 2018. 


President Donald J. Trump named Michigan Supreme Court justice Joan Larsen to federal appeals court. 

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Michigan Representative Lee Chatfield of Levering introduced a bill that would make registering your pistol optional.

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Flickr/Creative Commons

Marijuana legalization ballot drive launched in Michigan. 


House Bill would add police, firefighters and other first responders to the state hate crime law. 


Bill would eliminate Michigan's pistol registration mandate.