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Off the Record | October 5, 2018

Oct 3, 2018

Topic: The latest on the ballot proposals.  Guest: Rocker and political activist Ted Nugent.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

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Over the weekend the US, Mexico and Canada reached an agreement to replace NAFTA with a new trade deal in the comings months. WKAR's Karel Vega reports the deal might mean more manufacturing jobs in Michigan.


UPDATED AT 5:25 p.m.: Authorities say members of a group protesting in Flint for a higher minimum wage and the right to form unions were not wearing reflective gear when struck by a pickup truck just before dawn on Tuesday.

Legislation going to Gov. Rick Snyder for his expected signature would prohibit marijuana-infused alcoholic drinks in Michigan.

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Governor Rick Snyder wants to improve the state’s response time to PFAS chemicals. They’ve been found in groundwater, surface water, and drinking water across the state. Snyder issued a directive on Tuesday calling on state departments and agencies to create a readiness and response plan.


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Police at Michigan State University confiscated 100 bird scooters from campus as of Tuesday. 


Theresa Brennan
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A Livingston County judge facing misconduct allegations has testified for a second day, this time about how she treated court employees and lawyers.

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Mark Dantonio; Brian Lewerke; Matthew Stafford; Kerryon Johnson; Ameer Abdullah; Le'Veon Bell


Republican Senate candidate John James is airing his first TV ad of the general election, accusing both parties of pitting Americans against each other and blaming the other side when nothing gets done.

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Wednesday marks the fall Count Day in Michigan schools.  It’s a sort of census that helps the state determine how much per pupil funding it gives to local districts.  

WKAR Education Reporter Kevin Lavery talks with one local school leader about the importance of Count Day.  Dr. Nicole Beard is the principal at Riddle Elementary in Lansing.


MSU homecoming parade
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Homecoming Grand Marshal Ernest Green leads Michigan State into homecoming week by sharing his story of unwavering courage and by attending MSU homecoming events.

MSU Trustees Dianne Byrum (L) and Melanie Foster will be leading the search for the next university president.
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The Michigan State University Presidential Search Committee Co-Chairs say they are no open sexual assault survivors or members of the sexual misconduct workgroup on the search committee. We asked them why. 


According to a new study, legalizing recreational marijuana would net half a billion dollars in new state tax revenue over its first five years.

Gerald R. Ford International Airport
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A bill introduced in the state senate would prohibit taking a weapon into an airport.

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Former President Barack Obama is endorsing Gretchen Whitmer for governor, Garlin Gilchrist for lieutenant governor and 19 other Michigan Democrats running for Congress or the Legislature.

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