Lansing State Journal

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Some advocates for survivors of sexual assault say an investigation by the Lansing State Journal into the way Michigan State University disciplined employees for sexual misconduct demonstrates a systemic problem at the university.

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Cody Tucker is a former features reporter for the Lansing State Journal who got the opportunity to fly down to Florida and spend intimate moments with former MSU football great Charles Rogers, who sadly died on Monday morning. Tucker details what it was like getting to know the once revered football star, telling of how his meteoric rise led to a dark ending away from the gridiron. 

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Recently a rash of political news outlets have cropped up around Michigan claiming to be unbiased, local news outlets. There are nearly 40 of them branded to look like they’re based in Michigan towns and cities with names like the Lansing Sun and the Ann Arbor Times. WKAR’s Morning Edition host and producer Mary Ellen Pitney spoke with Carol Thompson of the Lansing State Journal, who originally broke the story, about these websites. Below are highlights of their conversation.

WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
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The city of Lansing will be making the rules that govern recreational marijuana by modifying their rules on medical marijuana. Lansing State Journal reporter Sarah Lehr reports on city council and she joined WKAR’s Abigail Censky in the studio to discuss the potential changes. Below are highlights of their conversation.

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The Michigan Department of Corrections is reviewing how its mail policy is applied after inmates at a state prison were prevented from reading five news articles published by the Lansing State Journal.

CATA paratransit workers are demanding more from their private contractor. A small group of workers makes $10-13 less than fixed route drivers. They rallied outside of the City Council meeting Monday.
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A small group of Capital Area Transit Authority workers are feuding with the international private contractor that CATA uses for some of their serivces. They rallied outside of the Lansing City Council meeting Monday night. WKAR’s politics reporter Abigail Censky talked to Lansing State Journal reporter Megan Banta about the latest in the dispute between the workers and TransDev.

Current Sports | August 8, 2019

Aug 9, 2019
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Mateen Cleaves; Antonio Smith; Matt Patricia; TJ Hockenson; Jahlani Tavai; Will Harris; Chase Winovich

Current Sports | October 26, 2018

Oct 26, 2018

Tom Izzo; Nick Ward; Cassius Winston; Michigan State Men's Basketball; Michigan State Football; Purdue Football; MSU Men's Basketball Media Day; Brian Lewerke

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Attorneys for imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar have appealed his other sentence for sexually assaulting women and girls who sought treatment for injuries.

An industrial park intended for growing medical marijuana in mid-Michigan is starting to take shape.