A recount of an East Lansing School Board Race will not happen Monday. The candidate who initially called for the recount withdrew his request. 

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The Akron Zips (15-6-2) entered Friday’s national semifinal match against Michigan State (14-5-4) on an eight-game winning streak and improved that number to nine wins after defeating MSU, 5-1, in dominant fashion.

On their journey to Santa Barbara, the Zips had upset 16-seed Syracuse, top-seeded Wake Forest, and the three-time defending national champion, 9-seed Stanford. And they did so all on the road. A somewhat unfamiliar path for a team that had previously hosted five tournament matches in its last two trips to the College Cup in 2015 and 2017.

Marijuana in Michigan is in flux this week. 

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

MSU Wakeboarding Rides the Wave of New Boat

Dec 7, 2018
Colton Wood

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State wakeboarding team made history last summer. After two years of leasing a boat, it became too expensive to continually use member dues to rent a boat.

Williamston Remembers Basketball Coach Bauer in Deed and Spirit

Dec 7, 2018
Joey Ellis / Spartan Newsroom

Bauer, 48, Died in March from Cancer; Boys Basketball Program Remembers His “Gentle Giant” Legacy

Dr. Eden Wells

Michigan's chief medical executive will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis, a judge ruled Friday.

Competitive Video Game StarCraft Finds Strong Following at Michigan State

Dec 7, 2018
Sam Tracy

StarCraft Has Been Long Popular in South Korea, but Now Is Spreading at the Collegiate Level

On this week's Current State - lame duck in the Michigan legislature: protection or power grab? Plus, mayor Karen Weaver of Flint updates us on pipeline replacement & what's next. Smoking is on the decline, except e-cigarettes. And meet WKAR's newest reporter!

East Lansing High Girls Golf Gets Friendly to Recruit New Players

Dec 7, 2018
East Lansing High School
Jack Diehm

The Sport of Golf Is in A Global Downturn, but ELHS Coach Bob Filter Is Keeping His Program Strong


Election 2018

Michigan election coverage from WKAR News and Off the Record

The Michigan Beverage Container Act, better known as Michigan's Bottle Bill, recently celebrated 40 years in existence at a celebration in Lansing sponsored by Schupan & Sons, whose Schupan Recycling Division is the largest independent producer of used beverage containers in the nation.

Governor William Milliken was the architect of - and inspiration for - Michigan's landmark bottle deposit law.


BackStage Pass

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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

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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Bruce Steinberg, courtesy of LinkWray.com / Indie Lens Pop-Up

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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Abigail Censky
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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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