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A question to boost Michigan’s minimum wage to 12 dollars an hour could be headed to the November ballot. We have more from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta.


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This week lawmakers in Lansing plan to move legislation aimed at improving the state’s sexual assault laws. This comes after weeks of discussion on more than 30 bills. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the bills would do things like require sexual assault and dating violence be taught during sex education in high school and increase penalties for people that are required to report suspected child abuse, but don’t.


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AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about 7 cents in the past week and are averaging about $3 per gallon.

The sponsor of proposed Medicaid work requirements is dropping a provision that would have exempted recipients who live in Michigan counties with higher jobless rates, saying Gov. Rick Snyder's administration worries it would be an "administrative nightmare."

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Michigan's House Democrats want the state to provide full-tuition scholarships for community college students.

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A different location and a little bit of rain didn’t keep the crowds away from the East Lansing Art Festival this year.

 


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The $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Larry Nassar's victims will be divided up after weighing many factors, including the date and victim's age when the sexual assaults occurred and the impact it had on their lives, lawyers say. 


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Environmental groups want Governor Rick Snyder to say “no” to legislation on his desk. They’re concerned about bills that would change some oversight requirements for state mines.

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MLive reports that former Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon will testify before a U.S. Senate committee investigating how the school investigated abuse by former physician Larry Nassar.

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Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson has been found guilty of concealing child sex abuse by a fellow priest that he first learned of in the 1970s.

One patient's death changed the course of Dr. Lilia Cervantes' career. The patient, Cervantes says, was a woman from Mexico with kidney failure who repeatedly visited the emergency room for more than three years. In that time, her heart had stopped more than once, and her ribs were fractured from CPR. The woman finally decided to stop treatment because the stress was too much for her and her two young children. Cervantes says she died soon after.

Syria's military announced Monday that it cleared Damascus and its suburbs of the last elements of the Islamic state militant group, ISIS.

According to government reports, the Syrian army had driven ISIS out of the rebel group's last remaining strongholds in southern Damascus; this marks the first time that President Bashar al-Assad's government has total control of the capital since the rebellion began in 2011.

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“In our very title you see arts and sciences as being integral to communications,” Prabu David says on MSU Today. David is dean of MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences.


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“Our mission within the university is that we’re the hub of a lot of the food, agriculture, and natural resources research that goes on at MSU,” Doug Buhler tells Kirk Heinze on MSU Today. “Our job is to help a lot of bright, motivated faculty address key research needs for Michigan and beyond.” 

Buhler is assistant vice president for research and graduate studies at MSU and director of MSU AgBioResearch.


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Sun. May 27, 8pm & 9:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Come together as one family of Americans to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, military families, and all those who have given their lives for our country.

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Judy Kehler has been named Director of Corporate Partnerships for WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University. The announcement was made today by Susi Elkins, Director of Broadcasting and General Manager of WKAR. Kehler steps into the role beginning May 31.  

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WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University has received twelve regional Emmy® nominations, as announced today by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

WKAR is a PBS affiliate serving Michigan's capital region.

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If you are one of the many Michigan capital region viewers who rely on an antenna to watch free, over-the-air television, this information is for you.

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Melanie McGuire has been named Director of Development and Major Gifts for WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University. The announcement was made today by Susi Elkins, Director of Broadcasting and General Manager of WKAR. McGuire steps into the role beginning May 29.

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2018 East Lansing Art Festival

May 13, 2018
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Sat. May 19 – Sun. May 20 in  Downtown East Lansing | Join WKAR at the 2018 East Lansing Art Festival! 

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Thu. Apr. 26, 6:30 pm at Impression 5 | Join us at Impression 5 to share stories related to education!

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