Off the Record | August 10, 2018

Aug 9, 2018

Post-Election Correspondents Edition. Recap of 2018 Primary Election

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Michiganders flocked to the polls Tuesday in numbers that haven’t been matched in recent decades. Election officials say it is the highest primary election turnout since at least 1978. There were multiple contested primaries – including for governor and state House and Senate.    

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Ford Motor Co. marked production of the 10 millionth Mustang with celebrations Wednesday at the automaker's headquarters and at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant where the iconic sports car is made.

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Attorneys for imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar have appealed his other sentence for sexually assaulting women and girls who sought treatment for injuries.

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How does sugar really affect our health? On today's episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega bring light to a study done on the health effects of sugar, a study that Big Sugar tried to sweep under the rug. 

Rashida Tlaib
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An attorney and former Michigan lawmaker is looking ahead to becoming the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

Current Sports | August 8, 2018

Aug 8, 2018
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Lebron James; Donald Trump; Odessa Jackalopes; Jason Ruff; NFL Hall of Fame; Ray Lewis; Randy Moss

Debbie Dingell

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is calling for a thorough investigation into election problems in Wayne County during Tuesday's primaries. 

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Police say they used a Taser to arrest a Detroit-area man who has new legal problems nearly 20 years after becoming the youngest person in U.S. history to be convicted of murder.

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Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer will lead Michigan's first all-female statewide ticket in the November election, winning the Democratic nomination for governor and pitting her against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, an ally of President Donald Trump.

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Twin sisters from different political parties are a step closer to public office in western Michigan.

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An ex-mayor who was ousted by voters in 2015 amid a lead-tainted water crisis in Flint has lost his bid for a seat in the Michigan House.

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Voters in Jackson county have supported funding for the return of animal control officers.

Lake Michigan
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The ecology of the Great Lakes — and how economic considerations have affected them — is the topic of a talk presented by the Grand Rapids Public Library.

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In contested state House primaries yesterday, Republicans nominated Leon Clark in the 67th district. Democrats chose Kara Hope in the 67th.

In the 68th, Sarah Anthony won both primaries to fill an unfinished term and a full term.

Julie Brixie won the nod of Democrats in the 69th.

Republicans nominated Tom Barrett in the 24th state Senate district.