Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer
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Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer has announced some key members of her Cabinet along with top aides in the executive office.

MSU sign
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An independent special counsel on Friday accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the school's handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

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EAST LANSING, MI - WKAR’s original program Off The Record presents Evening with the Governor, featuring Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and First Lady Sue Snyder. 

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Michigan Republicans have voted to make it harder to initiate ballot drives, sending Gov. Rick Snyder a bill that would impose a geographical-based requirement on signature gathering.



Michigan Senate
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Michigan Republicans early Friday were poised to pass bills that would toughen rules for ballot drives and automatically give lawmakers the authority to intervene in court cases, pushing lame-duck legislation that critics said would weaken the power of voters and Democrats.

Eron Harris
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

Former Michigan State basketball player Eron Harris is living out a dream of being a professional baller overseas. The road wasn't easy, but it's something he's grateful for. 

Justin Layne
MSU Athletics

Michigan State Football; Mark Dantonio; Justin Layne; Redbox Bowl; Eron Harris; Michigan State Men's Basketball; Overseas Basketball

MSU Clinical Center entrance photo
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UPDATED AT 10:15 a.m.

MSU Police now say the gas leak has been resolved in the area of the Clinical Center's D and E wings. An all clear has been issued allowing people to enter the building.

Michigan State Capitol Rotunda
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It's the last day of the state legislature's lame duck session. Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth talks about controversial bills on the table such as limiting the power of the incoming Democratic Attorney General and another bill to make it harder to initiate ballot drives.

Spartan Stadium
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National Signing Day; Michigan State Football; University of Michigan Football; Rico Cooney; Spartan Magazine; Michigan State Men's Basketball; Michigan State Women's Basketball

MSU Athletics

On Wednesday afternoon Michigan State football head coach Mark Dantonio introduced 20 high school athletes who signed national letters of intent to play for the program. 

WKAR File Photo

Michigan legislators were poised Tuesday to remove legal protections from many of the state’s wetlands and other inland waterways, which provide wildlife habitat and perform vital tasks such as preventing floods.

Riddle Elementary School classroom
McKenna Ross / WKAR File Photo

The Republican-led Michigan Legislature has narrowly approved a bill to evaluate public schools with letter grades.

Michigan Republicans voted Tuesday to make it a crime for government agencies to require the disclosure of nonprofits' donors and other information, a move decried by critics as shielding political "dark money" but defended by supporters as protecting people's right to freedom of association.

Trevor Darnell
Trevor Darnell

MSU graduate Trevor Darnell joined WKAR's Current Sports with Al Martin to discuss legalized sports gambling in America.