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The Detroit Lions beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, keeping them in the hunt for a possible playoff spot in the early stages of the season. But, is this what Lions fans really want?

Michigan Court Stops 2-Week Absentee Ballot Extension

Oct 16, 2020
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Absentee ballots must arrive by Election Day to be counted, the Michigan Court of Appeals said Friday, blocking a 14-day extension that had been ordered by a lower court and embraced by key Democratic officials in a battleground state.

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Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said she’s using her authority to ensure fair and orderly elections to ban openly carrying firearms at polling places.

Judge Finds Cases Against Five In Whitmer Plot Can Move Forward

Oct 16, 2020
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Prosecutors provided enough evidence to move toward trial for five Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap the state’s governor because of her measures to control spread of the coronavirus and they will all remain held without bond, a federal judge ruled Friday.

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Ingham County officials are visiting jail inmates to help them register to vote on November 3. 


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Five months after a devastating flood destroyed much of the village of Sanford some residents say they’re bouncing back - others say they’re just doing their best to prepare for winter.

Oct. 16, 2020 - Ron Armstrong | OTR OVERTIME

Oct 16, 2020

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

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Unlock Michigan Co-Chair Ron Armstrong joins Rick Pluta, Zoe Clark, Chad Livengood and senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses bi-partisan COVID related measures.  The guest is Ron Armstrong.

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The panel discusses bi-partisan COVID related measures.  The guest is Ron Armstrong, Co-Chair of the Unlock Michigan petition drive.  Panelists Rick Pluta, Zoe Clark and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick to discuss the week in Michigan government and politics.  

Halloween is just around the corner, and many people are looking to get a good fright with a good ghost story.

Jenn Carpenter wrote the book, "Haunted Lansing." In it, she recounts the history and paranormal occurrences behind some of the Capital Region’s spookiest places.

WKAR’s Sophia Saliby spoke with her about the book.

Mike Tressel
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The Michigan State football team has opened up as double-digit favorites to beat Rutgers in the season-opener later this month. We discuss why, as well as roll-in an interview with safeties coach Mike Tressel.