Current Sports | February 25, 2020

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Tom Izzo
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MSU basketball; Iowa basketball; Tom Izzo; Fran McCaffery; Trae Young Atlanta Hawks; Deshaun Tate

Kobe Bryant and Gigi Bryant
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Kobe Bryant Memorial; NCAA transfer rule; Tom Izzo press conference; Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 

Mike Pence photo
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The annual legislative seminar of the Michigan Farm Bureau in Lansing will hear from Vice President Mike Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Tuesday.

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A man held up a hostile poster a few rows behind Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin as she spoke. On other side of the room, allies hoisted a Slotkin-friendly banner. But what was perhaps most striking at Slotkin’s first town hall since President Donald Trump’s impeachment was a newfound sense of civility.

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A national board that evaluates public health departments recently awarded full accreditation to the Ingham County Health Department.

A month ahead of Michigan’s March presidential primary, there’s been a 70 percent increase in absentee ballot requests, after voters in the state passed no-reason absentee voting in 2018.
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At 9:30 a.m. in the bowels of an old building, four elderly women are being trained to count absentee ballots at the City of Lansing’s elections unit.

Election Supervisor Robin Stites is firing up the tabulators for the trainees to practice on. Over the whir of the vote counting machines Stites says she’s worried, “When the results aren’t in and it’s held up by Michigan and we’re Iowa in the news, I just want to be like, ‘We tried! We tried!’”

A Surge In Absentee Ballots

Cassius Winston
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MSU Football; Mel Tucker; Connor Heyward; MSU Basketball; Tom Izzo; Megan Landon; MSU climbing club

Topic: Republicans privately work on local road fix. Guest: Sen. Jeff Irwin

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The panel discusses republicans working privately on a possible local road fix. The guest is Sen. Jeff Irwin. Kathy Gray, Riley Beggin and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.  

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Monday night, superstar violinist Joshua Bell will be in East Lansing at the Wharton Center, bringing his London-based ensemble, The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and his four-million-dollar Stradivarius. It’s part of a nationwide tour the group embarked upon this week starting in Florida. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley caught up with Joshua Bell on his way to the airport at the start of this tour.

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A new report finds annual solid waste disposal in Michigan landfills has steadily increased since 2013.