Benson: Michigan Voting Bills More Restrictive Than Georgia

Apr 15, 2021
Courtesy / Michigan Executive Office of the Governor

Michigan’s top election official on Thursday blasted Republican-backed voting bills that are pending in the Legislature, calling them an “un-American” affront to voters and saying some would be more restrictive than a controversial new law in Georgia.


Amid a continuing COVID-19 surge in Michigan, The Lansing School District is delaying in-person instruction again. The new date for returning to in-person hybrid instruction is April 26th.

Scientists Concerned About The Bottom Of The Food Web In The Great Lakes

Apr 15, 2021
Mark Edlund / St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of MN

Right now, scientists are on a ship taking samples and measurements of the Great Lakes. They’re trying to determine how the lakes will fare this year and watching for trends.

One trend, the warming climate, could mean changes for the base of the food web in the lakes. But, the researchers are not yet sure what those changes might be.

Former State Worker Charged With Embezzling Job Related Money

Apr 15, 2021
Lester Graham / Michigan Radio

A former employee of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is facing embezzlement charges.

The Attorney General’s office filed charges against Joseph Pettit. He worked in EGLE’s Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division. One of his jobs was to make sure when an oil or gas well changed hands, the original owner got back the conformance bond money that was required by the state before drilling or operating a well.

Courtesy / Michigan Executive Office of the Governor

Governor Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that Michigan will increase the use of antibody therapies to treat high-risk people diagnosed with COVID-19. She said there are still no plans to impose new restrictions to deal with a surge in COVID cases.

Thomas Kithier
Flickr / Creative Commons

Michigan State men's basketball has yet another player who has decided to hit the transfer portal. What does this mean for the team moving forward? Also, hear what MSU football coach Mel Tucker had to say concerning the second scrimmage of spring football for the Spartans. 

Pandemic Boredom Brings Michiganders Outdoors, But Is It Sustainable?

Apr 14, 2021
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Hunting and fishing have trended up during the pandemic, but what happens next remains in flux.

Patricia Spitzley photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

Lansing City Councilmember Patricia Spitzley has formally announced her candidacy in this year’s mayoral election.

Michigan Capitol Building
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TODAY: Wed. Apr. 14 at 3:00pm |  WATCH HERE
Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun  provide an update regarding COVID-19 and the continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus.


Michigan members of Congress are once again pushing legislation to speed the cleanup of sites contaminated with PFAS.