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Hundreds of women who say they were sexually assaulted by now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar will be featured in a new exhibit at Michigan State University.

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Michigan State football junior cornerback Justin Layne announced via Twitter on Friday evening that he will forego his senior season and head to the 2019 NFL Draft. 

The Michigan State  University Board of Trustees held its first meeting since the controversial decision to cut the Healing Assistance Fund. The fund earmarked $10 million for survivors of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse to allow them to access counseling and mental health services. 


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UPDATED Dec. 14 at 5:00 p.m.: A 30-year-old Mississippi man has been ordered to stand trial for murder in the fatal off-campus shooting of a 22-year-old Michigan State University student. Two others have also been charged.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed Republican-backed laws to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers.


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College Football; Bowl Season; Kyler Murray; MSU Basketball; Detroit Lions; Fit Fridays


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Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to increase trash fees to pay for environmental cleanup is dead in the GOP-controlled Legislature, forcing his administration and legislative leaders to explore other options to shore up the funding.

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A former University of Michigan doctor who lost his job and medical license after child pornography allegations surfaced has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

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The General Motors' massive 14,000-person layoff announced last month might not be as bad as originally projected.

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As 2018 comes to a chilly close, Michigan’s residents warmed to President Donald Trump, cooled to outgoing Gov. Rick Snyder and look forward to a sunny economy in 2019.

 President Trump’s favorable ratings continued to climb, with 34.4 percent of Michigan residents giving him an “excellent” or “good” review, according to results from Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey (SOSS.) 

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Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials | BackStage Pass | Episode 906

Sat. Dec. 8 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | This 30-year-old band fuels the stage with big blues sound. WATCH NOW

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FREE – Thu. Dec. 6, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation on an electrifying look at native american influence in popular music. RESERVE SEATS HERE 

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WKAR News is expanding its political and government reporting in mid-Michigan with the addition of Abigail Censky. 


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WKAR welcomed Steve Drummond, Senior Education Editor for NPR News and Executive Producer of the podcast Code Switch. During his visit, Drummond offered valuable insight and great feedback for the WKAR News team and MSU journalism students. 

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