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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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Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, but at a flattening rate, in Ingham County.

Live Updates: Coronavirus In The Lansing Region

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Regular updates from WKAR News about the regional response to the pandemic.

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Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, but at a flattening rate, in Ingham County.

Millions of Americans are ignoring the advice of public health experts and traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Transportation Security Administration reported that more than 1.04 million people went through airport security checkpoints Sunday, the most since mid-March, and about 1 million more went through TSA checkpoints each day on Friday and Saturday.

When Joe Biden thanked Black voters in his first remarks as president-elect, he credited them with lifting his campaign from its lowest point during the Democratic primaries.

"You've always had my back, and I'll have yours," he promised.

While Biden won Black voters overwhelmingly across the country, they were key to his victories in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia — places where President Trump and his allies have been targeting ballots in cities with large Black populations in an attempt to overturn the president's defeat and retain power.

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Updated on Tuesday at 12:25 p.m. ET

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

Nov 23, 2020
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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.


Lea Salonga in Concert | Great Performances

Nov 23, 2020
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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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In the mid-1970s, more than 40 years before he won the Pulitzer Prize for music, pianist and composer Anthony Davis was driving with his wife to Boston for a concert when a police officer pulled them over .

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