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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun provide an update regarding the state’s response efforts to COVID-19. They will also be joined by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to give an update on the upcoming general election and voting opportunities Michiganders can take advantage of in advance of the Nov. 3 election.

Taylor Haelterman / WKAR/MSU

At Michigan State University, 95 students are isolating or quarantining on campus.

Michigan Senate
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The Michigan Senate adopted a bill Tuesday that would allow many local governments to prepare absentee ballots to be opened and processed the evening before Election Day. Local clerks say that could shave hours off the process of tallying the ballots.

Jill Biden Campaigns In Michigan For Her Husband

Sep 15, 2020
Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

The wife of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden was campaigning for her husband in Michigan Tuesday.

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East Lansing is now the epicenter of mid-Michigan’s local COVID-19 outbreak. 


Tasing Of Inmate Sparks Five-Hour Inmate Takeover At UP Prison

Sep 15, 2020
Flickr - Todd Ehlers

The state has temporarily relocated 236 inmates from an Upper Peninsula prison, after some prisoners took over a housing unit at Chippewa Correctional Facility Sunday night.

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flickr/Ken Teegardin

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s budget chief and the Legislature’s Republican appropriations chairs announced they’re close to a final budget deal before the October 1st deadline.

U-Michigan Sues Over Strike By Graduate Students Who Teach

Sep 15, 2020
University of Michigan
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The University of Michigan is suing to stop a strike by graduate-student instructors after they voted to extend their walkout.

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The Lansing Public School District is beginning the second week of what’s already become a historic academic year.  Educators are watching for a new twist on an old problem: truancy. 

WKAR’s Kevin Lavery spoke with truancy specialist Bryan Crenshaw and Kyron Harvell, who runs a new program called Parent University.

Courtesy / Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park is reporting at least two new wolf pups have been born on the island.