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Mark Dantonio
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On today's Current Sports with Al Martin Segment of the Day, we dissect the Michigan State football loss to Arizona State on Saturday. Has head coach Mark Dantonio lost the magic that once made him one of the most feared coaches in the Big Ten Conference? Can MSU rebound after a heartbreaking defeat at home, in which the celebrations were in place to praise Dantonio as the all-time winningest coach in MSU football program history. We discuss. 

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A Lansing area credit union will begin offering services tailored to striking UAW members on Thursday.


Current Sports | September 18, 2019

9 hours ago
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MSU Football; Mark Dantonio; Detroit Lions; Matthew Stafford; Philadelphia Eagles; Carson Wentz; Michigan Football; Jim Harbaugh; Wisconsin Football


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Michigan banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday, the latest state to act following hundreds of serious breathing issues in people using vaping devices that prompted a federal investigation.

Police say a 2-year-old Detroit girl has died after getting her head stuck in a power window in a car.

Michigan Capitol
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Discussions to expand gambling options in the state to include sports betting and online gaming have been put on hold until Michigan has a budget.


Current Sports | September 17, 2019

Sep 17, 2019
Mark Dantonio
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MSU Football; Mark Dantonio; Mark Dantonio weekly press conference; Elijah Collins; Brian Lewerke


Spartan Stadium
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Michigan State football falls to Arizona State; Has Mark Dantonio lost his magic?; Weekend Winners


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Prosecutors have added a sexual assault charge against a former Catholic priest, accusing him of abusing a 5-year-old boy after a family funeral in Genesee County in 1987.

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Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is telling Republican legislative leaders to send her budget bills this week, so she has time to review and sign them before a Sept. 30 deadline.

Scott Pohl and Cokie Roberts
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One of NPR’s most recognizable news voices has died. Cokie Roberts joined NPR in 1978, covering national politics for the network and, later, ABC News.

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The Michigan School Aid budget is a step closer to completion.  A state legislative conference committee has approved a more than $15 billion plan that now moves to the full House and Senate.

 


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Plans to make Michigan a sports betting state are moving through the state Legislature. A package of bills is scheduled to be voted out of a House committee Tuesday.


UAW member strikes outside of the Lansing Grand River GM Plant on Monday, September 16, 2019
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is supporting autoworkers who are striking against General Motors.

Michigan Capitol Building
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Michigan's 48,000 state government workers have been notified of potential temporary layoffs in case the next budget is not enacted before Oct. 1.

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