Capital City Capitals Boys Hockey Team Finishes First Season With Success

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Jared Carter

The team, a blend of players from DeWitt, St. John’s, Lansing Catholic, Ionia and Mason, meshed well and earns Top 25 ranking.

March Madness Is Here: Everybody Get Your Brackets Filled Out!

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Sports Betting
Trevor Darnell

The annual NCAA basketball tournament turns everybody into a sports fan, and most into gamblers by participating in bracket contests.

Current Sports | March 19, 2019

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Kenny Goins
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MSU basketball; NCAA tournament; Tom Izzo on seeding; NCAA tournament committee

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Authorities say a Lansing man has been charged in the theft of property from a vehicle parked at the official residence of Michigan's governor.

Tom Izzo
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Hear Tom Izzo's thoughts on Michigan State's Big Ten tournament victory, the NCAA tournament draw and more on WKAR's Current Sports.

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The Lansing area showed its solidarity with the Muslim community Monday night.

General Motors

A Lansing General Motors plant is slated to build a new model of Cadillac. 

Two Democratic presidential candidates are campaigning in Michigan a year before the state's primary.

Current Sports | March 18, 2019

Mar 18, 2019
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Michigan State Basketball; Michigan Basketball Big Ten Tournament; March Madness; Selection Sunday; Anthony Ianni

gas pump

AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 7 cents from a week ago to about $2.59 per gallon. 


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President Trump To Rally In Grand Rapids on March 28

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign has announced he's holding a rally in Michigan at the end of the month.

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Kirk Heinze welcomes widely read and highly respected Detroit Free Press automotive columnist Mark Phelan to MSU Today. Phelan is a proud alumnus of the MSU J-School.  Heinze and Phelan discuss the state of the auto industry and of journalism itself, so much under siege these days.


WKAR Station News

Award winners with plaques

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- WKAR was named both Michigan Public Television Station of the Year and Public Radio Group One Station of the Year for 2018 by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony held at the Lansing Center on Wed., Mar. 6, 2019. 

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Years from now, when people look back on the aftermath of Russia's attack on the 2016 election, a key part of that history will have been written by women.

Most of the federal judges in Washington, D.C. — who have been quietly managing the grand jury process and presiding over arraignments and guilty pleas for nearly two years — happen to be women.

Every year, the Supreme Court hears around 150 cases, and while there will usually be a few blockbuster opinions, the majority garner little media attention. But these more obscure decisions can often illustrate something interesting, even unexpected, about one of the justices. And so it was on Tuesday with Justice Neil Gorsuch and a relatively obscure and underplayed Indian treaty case.

States. They're just as perplexed as the rest of us over the ever-rising cost of health care premiums.

Now some states –including Montana, North Carolina and Oregonare moving to control costs of state employee health plans. Their strategy: Use Medicare reimbursement rates to recalibrate how they pay hospitals. If the gamble pays off, more private-sector employers could start doing the same thing.


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