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For Muslims, today is the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Sohail Chaudhry, Imam of the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing, about how COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are changing things this year.


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A return to normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic hinges on an effective vaccine.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Dr. Peter Gulick, an expert in infectious diseases in the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, about vaccine development. He says an early key is the detection of the genetic sequence of the virus, something that happened quickly in China.


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The Ingham County Health Department reports that in January, a child in the county died from seasonal influenza.


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Sparrow Hospital in Lansing is moving its collection site for donations of supplies like gloves, masks and sanitizing wipes on Monday.


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Top officials at Michigan State University are taking temporary pay cuts as part of MSU’s response to the financial impact of COVID-19.


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Capital Region International Airport in Lansing will get more than $10-million dollars in federal funding in response to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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At many stations across the U.S., today is Public Radio Music Day. WKAR is joining in, and Scott Pohl has this report on how COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are affecting local musicians.


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The city of Lansing is launching a COVID-19 “rescue fund” on Monday, designed to help small businesses stay afloat.


The Allen Neighborhood Center in Lansing is temporarily closed because a staffer has tested positive for COVID-19.


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The COVID-19 pandemic hit home for Ingham County Commissioner Carol Koenig in recent weeks. Her partner came home from the hospital this week after a battle that landed him in intensive care. WKAR's Scott Pohl reports.


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