Carl Levin (D-MI), Retired U.S. Senator, Dies

Jul 29, 2021
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Updated on July 30, 10:16 a.m.

Retired Michigan U.S. Senator Carl Levin has died. The Detroit Democrat represented Michigan in the Senate from 1979 to his retirement in 2015.

Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator had a slightly rumpled, down-to-earth demeanor that helped him win over voters throughout his 36-year career, as did his staunch support for the hometown auto industry.

MSU sign
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Updated Wednesday, July 28, 6:27 p.m.

Two Michigan State University professors are circulating a letter to President Samuel Stanley Jr., urging the administration to tighten COVID-19 rules for the fall semester.

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David Bostedor III / Jackson Hot Air Jubilee

After being canceled by the pandemic last year, the Jackson Hot Air Jubilee is back this weekend. 

Molly E. Hennessey Greenwalt portrait
Courtesy photo

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is filling a vacancy on the 54B District Court Bench in East Lansing.

Ben Shuldiner walking past books in a library
Lansing School District

The Lansing School District is making pre-Kindergarten education free for all students starting this fall.

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Office of Highway Safety Planning

New statistics show seat belt usage in Michigan is declining.

Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

The Capital Area Transportation Authority is launching a new route for the first time in three years. 

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Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

One of Michigan’s most popular and durable blues bands is doing one last round of shows this year. Root Doctor has been fronted by Freddie Cunningham for 32 years.

Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant
General Motors

General Motors will temporarily shut down the Delta Township assembly plant.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Updated Wednesday, July 14 at 1:10 p.m. ET


East Lansing Mayor Aaron Stephens is submitting his letter of resignation to the city clerk Wednesday, effective August 11.