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One of the most concerning aspects of the coronavirus is that many people who’ve contracted it may be asymptomatic.  Officials say more testing is needed to rule out as many negative cases as possible. But those tests are in short supply.  Now, researchers at Michigan State University are working on a testing protocol that doesn’t use those hard to find materials.


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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is expanding testing for toxic chemicals.

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Fiat Chrysler says it's invested more than $30 million at its Chelsea Proving Grounds in southeastern Michigan to boost development and testing of autonomous vehicles and advanced safety technologies.

Neighbors in Action: Lansing Area AIDS Network

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Lansing Area AIDS Network (LAAN), is dedicated to the delivery of services and programs designed to meet the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS and to help prevent the further spread of the virus.

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Twenty-nine percent of eighth graders in Michigan are proficient in math. That’s according to new test results from the Michigan Educational Assessment Program – or MEAP.

Michigan educators are raising the bar on the state’s public school students. In the past, students could answer fewer than half the questions correctly on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program, or MEAP, and still earn a ‘proficient’ rating.  Those scores arrive next March.  And this time, students will need to get an average of about two-thirds right.  Ericka Harris is the Lansing School District’s interim chief academic officer. She tells WKAR’s Mark Bashore that she doesn’t think the higher standards will result in significantly more Lansing students rated “not proficient.”