Women's History Month | Mar. 5, 2021

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The panel discusses the deal to spend COVID money. The guest is Sen. Jim Runestad.

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The panel discusses a deal on spending COVID dollars, but there are strings attached. The guest is Sen. Jim Runestad from Oakland County. Panelists Zoe Clark, Dave Boucher and Zachary Gorchow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick to discuss the week in Michigan government and politics.

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A Michigan State Police trooper has been charged with felonious assault in connection with a traffic stop in which he let his police dog attack a motorist despite no resistance, the agency said Friday.

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Starting Tuesday, the East Lansing School District will provide COVID-19 rapid testing for those returning for in-person instruction. 

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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Starting Friday, March 5, fifteen people can gather outdoors in parts of East Lansing, including the downtown.

A proposal to house federal detainees at the Ingham County Jail is being considered by the County Board of Commissioners. If approved, it could net the county nearly $500,000 dollars in revenue.

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A memorial for Michiganders who have died from COVID-19 is going up today at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lansing Mall.

FBI Agent Testifies On Alleged Plot To Kidnap Michigan Governor

Mar 4, 2021
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An FBI agent is scheduled to return to the witness stand Thursday for a pre-trial hearing for three men accused of being part of an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor.

The pre-trial hearing for defendants Pete Musico, Joseph Morrison and Paul Bellar began Wednesday.  They are facing numerous charges, including providing material support for terrorist acts.

Michigan Legislature Passes $4.2B In Virus Aid Without Deal

Mar 4, 2021
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Michigan’s Legislature on Wednesday approved a $4.2 billion coronavirus relief plan without a deal with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, as majority Republicans pressed to curtail her administration’s pandemic powers and Democrats opposed a decision to not allocate all federal aid immediately.