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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has formally dedicated a state office building with a new name that honors two civil rights pioneers. 

Republican challenger Paul Junge will face off against Democrat incumbent Rep. Elissa Slotkin for Michigan's eighth congressional district. Slotkin flipped the longtime Republican district from red to blue in 2018.
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Campaigning in one of Michigan’s most competitive congressional districts, like many other things, looks different this year. After freshman Democrat Elissa Slotkin flipped the eighth district from red to blue in 2018, Republican challenger Paul Junge is vying to take it back.  

Live Updates: Coronavirus In The Lansing Region

Sep 21, 2020
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Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS / CDC

Regular updates from WKAR News about the regional response to the pandemic.

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3:23 p.m. Mon. 9/21/20

Starting October 5th, grocery stores and other retailers with bottle-and-can collection machines will have to resume taking returnables.

COVID-19 Cases Popping Up In Northern Michigan Schools

Sep 18, 2020
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Most school districts Up North have returned to in-person learning in the past few weeks, and several are already seeing COVID-19 cases among students and staff.

Judge: Michigan Must Count Absentee Ballots That Arrive Late

Sep 18, 2020
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A judge on Friday cleared the way for more absentee ballots to be counted in Michigan, saying envelopes postmarked by the eve of the Nov. 3 election are eligible, even if they show up days later.

Informacion En Vivo. Coronavirus En La Región De Lansing

Sep 18, 2020
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Estar bien informado es responsabilidad de todos. Infórmese bien de lugares creíbles, profesionales, y de fuentes oficiales.

Sep. 18, 2020 - Richard Czuba | FULL EPISODE

Sep 18, 2020

The panel discusses guns in the capitol.  The guest is Richard Czuba.

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The panel discusses guns in the capitol.  The guest is pollster Richard Czuba from the Glengariff Group.  Panelists Lauren Gibbons, Kyle Melinn and Bill Ballenger join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick to discuss the week in Michigan government and politics.


Sept. 18, 2020 - Richard Czuba | OTR OVERTIME

Sep 18, 2020

After the episode taping concludes, the guest and panel continue to chat.

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Pollster Richard Czuba joins Lauren Gibbons, Kyle Melinn, Bill Ballenger and senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer asked business owners to be patient with her executive orders and other actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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New legislation in the state senate would increase the timeframe in which legal action could be taken against polluters in Michigan.