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AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about 9 cents from a week ago to about $2.94 per gallon as demand grows amid the summer travel season.

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Lansing Community College’s search for a new President begins today. Brent Knight announced last week that he would retire in 2020.

Detroit auto show
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In recent years, Detroit automakers have been at relative peace with the United Auto Workers union because times have been good and profit-sharing checks have been fat.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, presidential candidate
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New York Senator and Democratic 2020 hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand returned to Michigan Friday. She talked to activists in Bloomfield Hills, toured Flint with Mayor Karen Weaver, and ended the day with supporters in Lansing. WKAR’s Abigail Censky was with the Senator all day Friday and joined WKAR’s Morning Edition Host Mary Ellen Pitney to talk about Senator Gillibrand’s “Broken Promises” bus tour.


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The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday on a request for an advisory opinion. The issue revolves around how the state Legislature handled two measures that were headed for the ballot last year.


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Health officials are urging people to take precautions to avoid swine flu at county and local fairs across Michigan.

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Michigan researchers are using a $5 million federal grant to study how an early literacy law gets rolled out and its effect on students and educators.y

Women's Soccer
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The United States Women's National Soccer Team and its remarkable run in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup brought up the topic of equal pay in women's sports. Why is the pay differential so high when comparing both the women's national team to that of the men's? What will it take in order to see equal pay across the board when it comes to women's professional sports in America? Listen to today's Current Sports with Al Martin Segment of the Day. 


Kirsten Gillibrand
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2020 Presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand visited Michigan for the second time since she officially started running for president. Gillibrand stopped in Oakland County, Flint and Lansing.


Current Sports | July 12, 2019

Jul 12, 2019
Serena Williams
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Russell Westbrook; James Harden; Alex Morgan; Candace Parker; Johnny Lewis


Correspondents Edition. Topic: The battle between the governor and senate GOP leader over bonding for roads.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

The Michigan Supreme Court
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The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the practice of charging people for the costs of running local courts, a law that brings in tens of millions of dollars each year across the state and helps prop up ailing city budgets.

Three young black women say a white man shouted racist abuse at them at a Denny’s restaurant in Michigan but when they complained to the manager, he tried to kick them out.

Christian Ramirez, Yuliana Lopez
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Thanks to a special grant, free mental health services are being offered to Hispanic adults living in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties. 


Keith Mumphery
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It has been reported by ESPN that Michigan State University paid $1.2M to settle lawsuits brought against the university by a former female student athlete, identified as "Jane Doe," and former football player Keith Mumphery, related to an alleged sexual assault and Title IX investigation. Should Mumphery feel vindicated, or upset, that the situation has derailed his pro football career? We discuss on today's Current Sports with Al Martin Segment of the Day. 


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