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Michigan Certifies Biden Win Despite Trump’s GOP Overtures

Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state amid President Donald Trump’s brazen attempts to subvert the results of the election.

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Season 6 | Finding Your Roots

Tuesdays, Nov. 10-24, at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | The acclaimed series returns with Professor Gates exploring the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures.

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Election 2020

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Joe Biden's administration can formally begin its transition to power after a previously little-known federal agency on Monday ascertained Biden as the apparent winner of the election more than two weeks after the Democrat became president-elect.

The awaited decision from the General Services Administration provides the incoming Biden team with federal resources and access to agencies.

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A Lansing-area jail inmate who escaped more than a week ago was captured over the weekend after leading officers on two separate vehicle chases, police said.

Utility’s Application For Natural Gas Pipeline Approved

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Michigan’s Public Service Commission has approved Consumers Energy’s application to build a wider natural gas pipeline.

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Sparrow Hospital in Lansing is changing a near decade-old policy prohibiting the hiring of applicants who test positive for nicotine. Instead of requiring applicants to pass a test showing that they don’t use tobacco, Sparrow Health System will now consider hiring tobacco users who agree to participate in a four-week cessation program.

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This Thanksgiving, some Lansing area restaurants are offering pre-order Thanksgiving meals and some will be open for Thanksgiving, so you can enjoy a holiday meal without having to cook.

The Michigan Board of State Canvassers meets Monday at 1 p.m.
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From personal calls with a Wayne County Canvasser, to meeting with Republican state lawmakers in Washington, The president's strategy questioning Michigan's election, which President-Elect Joe Biden won, continues as time runs short.

The Michigan Board of State Canvassers meets Monday at 1 p.m.
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The Legislature’s Republican leaders led a delegation of GOP lawmakers to meet Friday with President Donald Trump.

In the two weeks since it became clear that President Trump lost the election to Joe Biden — a period bookended by befuddling press conferences from his longtime lawyer, Rudy Giuliani — the president has made it clear that he will spend his remaining days in the White House in the same way he spent much of his term in office: fighting.

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A federal judge has denied a request from Michigan’s restaurant industry for an order blocking new state restrictions on indoor dining.

Informacion En Vivo. Coronavirus En La Región De Lansing

Nov 20, 2020
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Estar bien informado es responsabilidad de todos. Infórmese bien de lugares creíbles, profesionales, y de fuentes oficiales.


Lea Salonga in Concert | Great Performances

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Fri. Nov. 27 at 9 pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING |  Enjoy hits from the internationally acclaimed singer performed at the Sydney Opera House.

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New Works By Independent Latinx Filmmakers Shine A Light On The Latino Essential Workers Who Are Keeping America Running During The Covid-19 Pandemic


WKAR’s Director of Education joins a Racial Equity Leaders Cohort that will focus on increasing racial equity across the multiple sectors that comprise the early childhood system. 

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Following a national search, Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, has named Jabbar R. Bennett as the university's vice president and chief diversity officer. Bennett will also be a professor in MSU's College of Human Medicine.


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Updated at 2:20 a.m. ET

David Dinkins, New York City's only African-American mayor, died Monday night at 93.

Dinkins led New York as its mayor during the early 1990s, a position he called "the greatest job there is."

Dinkins' office operations manager, Lynda Hamilton, confirmed his death to NPR early Tuesday.

Former Jeopardy! champion, author and know-it-all kind of guy, Ken Jennings, will be the first guest host of the long-running trivia game show, officials said Monday.

The announcement, two weeks after much-loved host Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8, explained that "a series of interim guest hosts from the Jeopardy! family" will take over the show, which Trebek hosted from 1984 until earlier this year.

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