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Pandemic Changes The Game For Fall HS Sports: Fewer Fans In The Stands And Less Revenue

Oct 15, 2020
High School Sports
Eli Atzenhoffer

Lansing-area high school programs prepare for a budget hit, as the Friday night game atmosphere will be smaller and bringing in lower revenues.

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It looks as though high school football players will have to wear masks while playing. How healthy is this? Also, we give an update on the craziness that has been the NBA playoffs. 


High School Football
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High School football games can now be played in the state of Michigan. 

High School Football
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has approved the start of high school football in the state of Michigan in the latest executive order. Will the Greater Lansing area school districts approve play? How comfortable are parents with allowing their sons to lace up the cleats?


Governor Gretchen Whitmer reportedly flew to Deleware to meet with former Vice President Joe Biden as he nears his touted vice presidential decision.
Cheyna Roth

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Delaware last weekend to meet with Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s first known in-person session with a potential running mate as he nears a decision.

Sports Gambling In Michigan Soon To Take Off With NCAA Men’s Tournament

Feb 18, 2020
Sports Gambling
Eric Bach / WKAR-MSU

The state’s commercial and tribal casinos hope to open their sports books in time for March Madness – if they can get all the paperwork and logistics settled.

A small but stalwart crowd gathered at the Michigan state Capitol for the 2020 Lansing Women's march. Capitol facilities estimated more than 250 people took part in festivities despite heavy snow earlier in the day and poor driving conditions.
Abigail Censky, WKAR

A stalwart crowd of protesters gathered at the state Capitol Saturday for the 2020 Women’s March. The event was one of 200 sister marches held across the country for the popular protest that began in 2017 as a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the day after his inauguration.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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Fri. Jan. 3, 9pm on WKAR HD; Sat. Jan. 4, 7pm on WKAR World; Sun. Jan. 5, 12pm on WKAR HD | Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talks about her first year in office with Off the Record anchor Tim Skubick. Joining the conversation is First Gentleman Dr. Marc Mallory. WATCH NOW

The Governor made a plea to Republicans in the legislature in a letter last week  asking them to suspend Medicaid work requirements while there is ongoing litigation. The program is currently scheduled to begin January 1st.
Alec Gerstenberger, WKAR

As lawmakers in Lansing extend olive branches to make a deal on the state budget, public disagreements over Medicaid work requirements continue.


Michigan Senate
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Lawmakers still harbor hard feelings and mistrust over Governor Whitmer’s budget vetoes and her use of an administrative board to move money from one program to another. The Legislature’s leadership has been meeting with the governor -- and Whitmer said they seemed close to a bargain.

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