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Press freedom threatened in democracies, dictatorships alike

These early days of 2022 are an opportune time to look back and assess last year’s press freedom environment in the United States and abroad.
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Clean energy, reliable grid among top energy issues in Michigan

As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden made a series of energy-related promises, including net-zero emissions by 2050 and the launch of “a national effort aimed at creating the jobs we need to …
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Detroit’s status as ‘food desert’ challenged as more produce options emerge

Is it fair to call Detroit a food desert? Many people, including researchers, have regarded Detroit as a food desert. Yet the term food desert is no longer correct in describing all of Detroit.
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Group targets rising opioid deaths in communities of color

Opioid overdose deaths have increased dramatically among African American and Hispanic populations in the state, according to new data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 
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Workers needed but older employees still face age discrimination

Paula Cunningham has retired twice.  “Well, I transitioned twice,” she said.  Cunningham was the president of Lansing Community College then the CEO of Capitol National …
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Rural internet access competes with other needs for federal aid

As local governments wrestle with the question of how to spend their share of American Rescue Plan Act money from Washington, some are earmarking it to improve broadband access and affordability for their residents. 
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Fishing heritage in Leland gets preservation boost

 Each day in Fishtown, a small fishing district in Leland, Amanda Holmes, the executive director of the Fishtown Preservation Society, receives a visit from a local elderly man who grew up in the area and likes to check preservation efforts.

Music venue to breathe new life downtown at former gay club, hookah lounge

A new music venue is coming to downtown Lansing in a 100-year-old building at 224 S. Washington Square. The entire project, including the purchase and renovation, is estimated to cost just over $900,000.

Eaton County plans to allow off-road vehicles on back roads

A proposed county ordinance would enable off-road vehicles to legally drive on several dozen Eaton County roadways.

Businessman backs off Genesee Neighborhood parking lot plans

A businessman is having second thoughts about building a parking lot in Lansing.
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A Hunter's Tale
The first installment of ‘A Hunter’s Tale’ was posted January 6, 2022, read here. …
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The people that made the ’60s America’s most radical decade
Historian Kevin Boyle’s new book, “The Shattering,” has no surprises, major revelations and no sappy stories. …
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Favorite Things: Deanna Brown and her late brother’s leather satchel
Deanna Brown is the owner of Everything is Cheesecake. She was inspired to become an entrepreneur by her brother Danny, who passed …
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Giant, glowing octopus grips downtown parking garage
One of the biggest pieces of public art ever to be erected in greater Lansing quietly slithered into the heart of downtown in the …
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Snowshoe hiking class at Harris Nature Center
Saturday, Jan. 22 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. $15/person with equipment, $20/person with rented …
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