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Stateside: UM provost faces sexual misconduct allegations; black portraiture; gun-rights sanctuaries

Feb 12, 2020

Today on Stateside, the trial of Kathie Klages has begun. The longtime coach for the Michigan State University women’s gymnastics team is accused of lying to police during an investigation into Larry Nassar. Plus, the national debate over new gun control measures has led to some Michigan municipalities to adopt “sanctuary county” resolutions for gun rights.

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Former MSU gymnastics coach in court this week on charges of lying to police during Nassar investigation

  • Ariana Taylor is reporting on the Kathie Klages trial for the Detroit News.

UM provost on paid leave during investigation into sexual misconduct allegations

How contemporary African-American artists use portraiture to portray, celebrate the black experience

  • Valerie Mercer is a curator and department head of African American art at the Detroit Institute of Art.

Why a growing number of Michigan municipalities are adopting gun rights sanctuary resolutions

  • John West is a Kalkaska County commissioner. In a vote last week, commissioners in Kalkaska voted to designate the county a so-called “Second Amendment sanctuary.”
  • Christian Marcus is a commissioner in Antrim County. Commissioners were considering a similar gun-rights sanctuary resolution, but voted against it.

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