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SIAS | BackStage Pass | Ep. 904

Pop-world group SIAS performs on BackStage Pass . WATCH NOW

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Some Michigan communities are already saying no to marijuana businesses after voters approved the use of the drug for people 21 and older .

grey wolf

A gray wolf relocated this fall from the Minnesota mainland to Isle Royale National Park has died.

A white retired firefighter who burst out of his suburban Detroit house and shot at a black teenager who was asking for help to find his way to school was sentenced Tuesday to at least four years in prison.

Greg Ianni

Michigan State Deputy Athletic Director Greg Ianni announced his plans for a 2019 retirement today. 13. Ianni, who has worked in the Spartan athletic department since 1993, will retire from his current duties effective January 31, 2019, and will work in an advisory capacity for the Athletic Director for the remainder of his contract, which ends June 30, 2019.

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The Michigan State Board of Education is set to approve a new set of standards for preparing young teachers to work in the elementary grades. 


Law enforcement officials opposed to the new state recreational marijuana law say next steps should focus on protecting kids.

Current Sports | November 12, 2018

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Brian Lewerke

Mark Dantonio; Dave Warner; LJ Scott; Brian Lewerke; Rocky Lombardi; Cody White; Darrell Stewart Jr.

Unemployment Insurance Offices Offering Earlier Hours

Nov 12, 2018
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The state's Unemployment Insurance offices are adjusting their hours as part of an effort to better serve the public.

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home sign
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WKAR recently reported on local funeral homes that have faced Federal Trade Commission sanctions over the pricing information that’s required to be delivered to customers. An official of the FTC now is contesting what two funeral homes told us about their violations.

"Making It Latino Students pathway to college"
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The brand new documentary, "Making it: Latino students' pathways to college" will be screened at WKAR studios at Michigan State University on November 14 at 4:00 p.m. It shows how the students of migrant workers are pursuing education and their dreams at a Detroit high school and the campus of MSU. The public is invited to attend. 


Election 2018

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Los Angeles Times

Bill Weir is a rare combination of brilliant reporter and passionate adventure enthusiast. Known for his front-line reporting and constant exploration of the unknown, Weir is the host and executive producer of CNN’s The Wonder List with Bill Weir, which takes him around the world in search of unique people, places, cultures, and creatures on the brink of seismic change. Weir will highlight Geography Awareness Week with an address at MSU on November 15. 


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