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Michigan union membership increases in 2022: what happens after right-to-work repeal?

LANSING – Michigan’s union membership rate went up in the last year, rising from 13.3% of the state’s workforce to 14%, while the national rate slid from 10.3% to 10.1% , according …

Lansing Shuffle brings food and fun to former City Market site

Eric Mizga sat sipping a beer from the Grand Bar inside Lansing Shuffle. “It’s phenomenal,” Mizga pronounced the makeover of the city-owned downtown pole barn along the Grand River.  “It’s a great space for Lansing. We needed something …

The CP Edit: Tax the rich

Tax cut fever is sweeping the State Capitol once again, this time fueled by a $9 billion budget surplus and orchestrated through some deft political chess moves by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Clearly …

Michigan tax cuts could total $1.6B, Witwer says

Michiganders could see collective tax bills decline by as much as $1.6 billion in coming years because of an old law and newer plans that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer touted last week in her State of the …

Sister Cities panel asked to consider a new partner in Romania

Ody Norkin has made the perilous journey into Ukraine once. He delivered an ambulance from Romania packed with medical supplies to Odessa on that trip, providing aid to …

State’s program for sex-assault victims has flaws, experts say

A program touted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as an immediate medical support intervention for sexual assault survivors is unlikely to have a significant impact across the state, …

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East Lansing High School will get safety improvements, including returning security officers to the school, limiting entry and exit and giving out harsher punishments for students who engage in violent behavior.
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Thinking outside the guac

There is much to adore about the avocado. It’s creamy as mayonnaise, with a mild, nutty flavor, and full of nutrients, which helps explain why consumption in the U.S. has increased five-fold in …

Zynda’s offers a new take on the olive burger

Williamson is always quaint, but it is especially so on a cold winter night with picture-perfect snowflakes falling gently past the old-timey street lights. The large front windows of Zynda’s, …

The triple nature of garlic

I still have a lot of garlic from last year’s harvest. To make sure I get through it all before the new crop comes in, I’ve increased my consumption. Thanks to this project, I’ve …

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The Avenue 2021 E. Michigan Ave., LansingRemedy presents: Lo Dazz, Xotrey, PRXF7 Sat., Feb. 4, 9 p.m. Classic Pub & Grill 16219 Old U.S. 27, Lansing The New Rule Fri., Feb. 3, …
Three shows to check out this weekend
This weekend, Greater Lansing is stacked with dynamic shows across the region. Here are just three events to keep on your radar — especially if you’re looking to get out and get …
Accounts vary on Valentine’s Day origins
Valentine’s Day is a bright light in the middle of winter. Come Feb. 14, sweethearts celebrate their love and affection for one another on this day devoted to happy couples. The origin of …
Tricks to keep flowers fresh for your Valentine
Who doesn’t enjoy receiving a fresh bouquet of flowers on a special occasion? Flowers are traditionally given for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, anniversaries and other special …
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