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Task Force Releases Proposal To Protect Elderly From Abuse By Professional Guardians

The Legislature is expected to act quickly on recommendations released Thursday on ways to better protect elderly people who require assistance from professional guardians or conservators.

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Under the Radar: Great Lakes Getaways | Support WKAR

Sat. Jun. 12 at 2 pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Some of the best Great Lakes Getaways in Michigan! Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

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Reportajes locales y estatales en español de WKAR.

Lansing, MI – Lansing, MI (MPRN) -- Michigan can expect about $18 billion from the economic recovery bill signed today by President Obama. Some of it will be in the form of tax breaks. Some of it will be funding for public works projects that will create jobs. State and local officials say they're anxious to put the money to work as soon as possible. And they hope that won't be delayed by fights over who controls the money.

Lansing, MI – Lansing, MI (WKAR) - A coalition will launch a campaign tomorrow to get state officials to act on a report issued last June. It says Michigan fails to ensure that people who can't afford an attorney get proper legal representation, and the state may be violating the U.S. Constitution. But fixing the problem will require money the state does not have during a budget crisis.

Lansing, MI – Lansing, MI (MPRN) -- Governor Jennifer Granholm's budget request for the coming fiscal year cuts money for schools, universities, prisons, and health care. The governor says the recommendations are painful. But she says the plan attacks the built-in spending pressures that created years of recurring budget deficits.

Hard bop with jazz bassist Rodney Whitaker and colleagues from the College of Music at MSU

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Juneteenth Jamboree | Screening with Q&A

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Thu. Jun. 17, 2021 at 7:00pm via OVEE | Join the conversation around this special screening of "From a Free Place to Displace," the latest episode from the annual PBS series, "Juneteenth Jamboree." | RSVP HERE

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Michigan State University's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) was recently named, yet again, as one of the top 10 colleges of agriculture and forestry in the world. Outgoing Dean Ron Hendrick joins Kirk Heinze on this edition of MSU Today to reflect on his CANR tenure as he passes the deanship baton to incoming Interim Dean Kelly Millenbah, who also joins Kirk.


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It can be genuinely thrilling when a new drug is approved for use in the U.S. It may be a big step forward in treating folks with, say, HIV or diabetes or breast cancer.

But sometimes the very people who took part in the trials to determine if the drug is effective and safe may not be able to benefit.

That's the conclusion of a new study published in JAMA Open Network.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

The Trump Justice Department subpoenaed Apple in 2018 in order to obtain the metadata of at least two Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee, as well as their current and former staff, and even family, including a minor, a committee official tells NPR's Ryan Lucas.



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