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Second Amendment advocates flock to State Capitol

Second Amendment enthusiasts took to the State Capitol today. There are currently bills making their way through the legislature that would allow for concealed pistol carry without a license. There are also plans for legislation to make registering firearms optional in the state. Second Amendment advocates want to make sure these pieces of legislation and more are passed. Jim Makowski is the attorney for Michigan Gun Owners Incorporated. “No one here is an anarchist, everyone supports the law...

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A federal study says the most feared types of Asian carp would find plenty of food if they reached Lake Michigan. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey used computer models to estimate the lake's suitability for bighead and silver carp. They have advanced up the Illinois River, which is linked to Lake Michigan by other waterways. 

Government agencies are using electric barriers and other strategies to block their path to the lake, where it's feared the carp would out-compete many native species.

Janet Zylstra joins us to talk about IKUS Life Enrichment Services and upcoming summer programming.

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Camp Newaygo hosts a fundraiser this weekend, Enchanted Forest, raising funds with 40 fairy and gnome homes designed by area florists.  Caitlyn Phillips joins tell us all about it.

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The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan presents the third in their series of lectures, “Give Peace a Chance.” This morning we speak with tonight's keynote speaker, Dr. Frederic Pearson.

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The WGVU Explorers are off to Alaska on Monday. We talk about this trip and look ahead to future trips as WGVU’s Kelly Berendsen joins us this morning.

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A few weeks ago, my husband brought home a bottle of chilled beverage that wasn't on the grocery list I had sent him out with. It was a bottle of pre-packaged sugarcane juice – a novelty in a market flooded with bottled soda and mango drinks. But one sip of the drink and I was transported back to my childhood summers.

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A federal study says the most feared types of Asian carp would find plenty of food if they reached Lake Michigan. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey used computer models to estimate the lake's suitability for bighead and silver carp. They have advanced up the Illinois River, which is linked to Lake Michigan by other waterways. 

Government agencies are using electric barriers and other strategies to block their path to the lake, where it's feared the carp would out-compete many native species.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is giving earthlings their closest-ever views of Saturn's swirled atmosphere and its massive hurricane, beaming a trove of images and data back to Earth after the craft made its first dive between Saturn and its rings Wednesday.

Cassini is "showing us new wonders and demonstrating where our curiosity can take us if we dare," said Jim Green, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division.

United Airlines is making changes after a man was forcibly removed from one of its flights earlier this month, promising to cut down on overbooking and raise the maximum incentive for passengers to skip a flight to $10,000.

On the flight that became a public relations nightmare for the company, compensation for being voluntarily bumped had topped out at $1,000.

If you're one of the many who text, read email or view Facebook on your phone while driving, be warned: Police in your community may soon have a tool for catching you red-handed.

The new "textalyzer" technology is modeled after the Breathalyzer, and would determine if you had been using your phone illegally on the road.

The Republican chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations committees have endorsed the idea of a short-term spending bill to keep the government open while budget negotiations continue.

The stop-gap spending measure, introduced by House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey would and put off the deadline to May 5th.

Two years ago, when Amanda Gomez could not get financial aid for community college, she decided to enroll part-time at El Paso Community College in Texas. This gave her time to work to pay for her courses.

Being a part-time student has its pros –- mainly a lighter course load. But Gomez feels like she misses out on some important experiences, like being able to stay back after class to talk to her instructors, or study in libraries on campus.

She says the difference was notable when she took a semester as a full-time student.

President Trump has said over and over that creating jobs is at the top of his agenda. It may seem unfair to judge his progress on this goal in his first 100 days, but Trump has opened the door to scrutiny by making his own assertions on job creation.

Even though President Trump calls the 100-days measure "ridiculous," the White House is still touting what one press release called the president's "historic accomplishments" — including 28 laws he has signed since taking office.

Nearly 100 days into his administration, President Trump has drastically reduced the flow of immigration, both legal and illegal, to the U.S. He's been able to accomplish that without any new legislation — and without many of his signature ideas solidly in place, including executive orders that have been put on hold by the courts and a proposed wall on the Mexican border.

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