Michiana

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DETROIT (AP) — While recreational marijuana sales in Michigan are expected to initially rocket, a public policy organization warns that legal pot is an unpredictable revenue source.

Investors at the Capital Cannabis Conference in Detroit forecast Michigan's market could exceed $2 billion. But a Pew Charitable Trusts study released Aug. 19 says taxes and the black market could upset revenue goals.

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 Tuesday’s storm left more than 28 thousand people without power, but this time of year in Michiana, snow and ice storms happen pretty regularly.

Geoffrey Heidelberger is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Northern Indiana.

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Bike to work week in Michiana is coming to a close. Organizers say it has been successful despite some wet weather early on.

Bike to Work Week Michiana did have to move there usual South Bend pancake breakfast from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Karen Haun is on the board for the Michiana Bike Coalition. She said the week is a great chance for biking co-workers to form groups.

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Spring weather in the midwest can mean tornadoes. Indiana did a statewide test of its sirens last month. Michigan is doing one Wednesday.

Tornado season typically runs from April to June in this area. On average since 2004, Michiana has gotten 11 tornadoes a year. Most of those are below an EF-3. That means the winds are less than 136 miles per hour.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Kyle Brown said that can make it more difficult for predictions.

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Monday is Dyngus Day, a Polish celebration of the end of Lent and, in Northern Indiana, a big deal in political circles.

Fifty years ago South Bend experienced one of it’s biggest Dyngus Day events when Senator Robert Kennedy visited while campaigning for the Indiana Democratic presidential primary.

Indiana was a must-win for Bobby Kennedy in 1968. Lyndon Johnson had just announced he would not run and Kennedy was too late for early primaries. Indiana was his first chance to prove he could get votes.

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Community leaders and immigrant advocates gathered yesterday to voice concerns regarding CoreCivic’s proposal to build a hundred million dollar immigration detention center for Immigration Customs Enforcement in Elkhart County.

Community organizer Richard Aguirre says the event was intended to send not only a strong message of opposition to CoreCivic’s proposal and but also a message of unity amongst diverse segments of the community.

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with WVPE's Tom Labuzienski and Grant Carlile, president of the Michiana Runners Association, about the WVPE Live Well Expo and Fun Run.