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Michigan regulators announced Thursday a cut in marijuana licensing fees for prospective business owners living in 19 cities whose residents were disproportionately impacted by the drug war.

Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's first Democratic secretary of state in more than 20 years gives her inaugural remarks.
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Michigan's top election official on Thursday released proposed application wording and eligibility guidelines for people wanting to serve on a new commission that will draw congressional and legislative districts instead of lawmakers.

man on the moon
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

July 20 marks 50 years since the landing that made two men into legends.  Back in 2001, before he came to WKAR, Kevin Lavery was moonstruck to meet Buzz Aldrin, the Apollo 11 astronaut who walked with Neil Armstrong on the Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969.

 


Earle Robinson photo
WKAR-MSU

This year, the capital region lost a local sports broadcasting legend and WKAR lost a close friend. For 39 years, Earle Robinson was the host of WKAR’s SportsTalk until his retirement in 2013. Robinson passed away at the age of 71 in May. WKAR's Karel Vega was joined by Al Martin, host of WKAR’s Current Sports to discuss Robinson's upcoming Celebration Of Life and his legacy.

Mark Dantonio
MSU Athletics

On today's Current Sports with Al Martin Segment of the Day, we tell you why this is a critical college football year for the Big Ten Conference as a whole. The College Football Playoff drought for the Big Ten has many fans confused and hopeful that this will be there year we see a team / teams go far. What are the chances? Also, listen to what Mark Dantonio, head coach of MSU football, had to say at the podium during his media availability.


Current Sports | July 18, 2019

21 hours ago
Spartan Stadium
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Big Ten Media Days; Mark Dantonio; Jim Harbaugh; Urban Meyer; Scott Frost; Brian Lewerke; Kenny Willekes


July 19, 2019 - Rick Jones | OFF THE RECORD

21 hours ago

Topic: Detroit congresswoman vs. President Trump.  Guest: Fmr. GOP Senator Rick Jones

Watch it at video.wkar.org


lighthouse, Michigan, Muskegeon
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Three historic Great Lakes lighthouses owned by the federal government are going on the auction block.

Spartan Stadium
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

On today's Current Sports with Al Martin Segment of the Day, we dive into Big Ten football media days, which begin tomorrow in Chicago. Al gives his thoughts on what he would like to hear answered from MSU football coach Mark Dantonio, along with defensive players representatives Joe Bachie, Kenny Willekes, and Raequan Williams. Al tells you why all of the questions lie on the offensive side of the football. Also, how many more years do Spartan fans have left with Dantonio as the head coach?

Michigan flag
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A Michigan-based Native American tribe is receiving $2 million in federal funds to help build a manufacturing and warehouse facility.

The Michigan Supreme Court
File Photo / WKAR

The Michigan Supreme Court is considering the legality of Republican lawmakers' unprecedented maneuver to significantly scale back minimum wage increases and paid sick leave requirements that began as ballot drives.

Current Sports | July 17, 2019

Jul 17, 2019
Mark Dantonio
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Big Ten Media Days; MSU Football; Mark Dantonio; Michigan Football; 


Sky over Greater Lansing Area
Ray Garcia / WKAR-MSU

With temperatures rising above 95 degrees this week, cooling centers will be open in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Jackson counties. 

Andy Schor photo
WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

In a Facebook post, Lansing mayor Andy Schor condemned President Donald Trump's racist comments against four congresswomen of color. 

Michigan Supreme Court wide
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Lawyers from the state Attorney General’s Office will be in front of the Michigan Supreme Court Wednesday. The twist? They’ll be arguing both sides of the same issue.

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