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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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1 — In a surprise move for Mayor Andy Schor, Brian McGrain, director of Economic Development and Planning tendered his resignation on Jan. 23. The resignation took effect Jan. … more
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, … more
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. more
LANSING – Volunteers in Gaithersburg, Maryland, are fighting road salt pollution with catchy sayings painted on snowplow blades. The group is in the hometown of the Izaak Walton League … more
Investors are nervously watching Bed Bath & Beyond as the value of the home product chain — which had about 1,000 stores and 32,000 employees across the U.S. a year ago — … more
Michigan Senate Democrats on Thursday voted to move up the state's presidential primary beginning next year, but the fate of the proposal is in jeopardy because of widespread Republican opposition. more
LANSING – Michigan hospitals are still recovering from the pandemic, but a shortage of child adolescent psychiatrists has exacerbated the high demand for mental health care.  Abishek … more
LANSING – The juvenile justice system across Michigan is experiencing a staffing crisis, and the facilities are feeling the effects.  High employee turnover, … more
Michigan residents can expect to see more solar energy parks soon Experts hope solar parks will spark less resistance than 600-foot wind turbines The state and its utility companies are … more
LANSING – Traditionally, presidential candidates have focused their efforts in Michigan on a handful of heavily populated metropolitan areas such as Detroit and Grand Rapids. But if Michigan … more
A plan by the Great Lakes Commission spells out how the region can prepare for climate change. Progress is hindered by differing state-by-state approaches to a shared threat  … more
LANSING – A new way of exploring the universe has been under our noses for years. Scientists are only now discovering this by looking at the sky from a different perspective. A recent study … more
Gas stoves emit poisonous gasses that can harm lungs Ventilation and air purifiers can help reduce your risk while cooking in enclosed spaces  Nearly half of Michigan homes have a gas … more
Standing at a window in her well-appointed condo in Bath Township, Linda Vail expresses her discomfort to the photographer. “I can’t just put on a smile,” she said. “Not like some people. Give me something to laugh at.” … more
Consistency is typically considered a positive attribute for individuals and companies to achieve their goals. The Lansing State Journal, however, is experiencing an unwelcomed type of consistency … more
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