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Dan Olsen’s phone started to blow up on the evening of Feb. 13 as a gunman was loose on the campus of Michigan State University. He rushed to the emergency operations center on campus, where he … more
It took almost eight years to realize I was a bigot. When I was just starting out in my journalism career, one of my first published stories was a 2015 feature about my sister, Lindsay, coming out … more
Lowcroft Avenue is a quaint neighborhood of generally well-kept homes and yards in south Lansing. So, the overgrown property at 3422 Lowcroft is a striking eyesore. From a front porch and entry … more
WEDNESDAY, June 28 — City of Lansing officials broke ground this morning on the Ovation downtown performing arts center and announced a $1 million, five-year partnership with Michigan State … more
Residents in Lansing’s Westside Neighborhood were rattled early Thursday when gunfire erupted shortly before 1 a.m. Lansing police spokesperson Jordan Gulk is said officers responded to the 100 … more
FRIDAY, June 23 — The court-ordered receiver of marijuana businesses MD Industries and Rehbel Industries has agreed to sell the businesses, including their three marijuana licenses, for $2.25 … more
The iconic, century-old Moores Park swimming pool in Lansing could be restored if a $6.2 million line item in the proposed state budget survives. “I’m fighting for funding in this … more
The family of one of the three students killed in the Feb. 13 mass shooting at Michigan State University filed a notice of intent to sue the school. The notice is required under state law to file a … more
Ben Dowd grew up in the shadow of a non-defunct air force base in Oscoda, Michigan. Wurtsmith Air Force Base was decommissioned in 1993, straddling Iosco and Oscoda counties in northeastern Michigan. … more
Juneteenth, a national holiday since 2021 and a state holiday in Michigan since 2020, honors the official end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, hundreds of thousands of African … more
Michigan’s highest court is considering a rule that would compel judges and their employees to use the preferred pronouns of anyone coming before their courts. If the Michigan Supreme Court ... more
The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is asking Attorney General Dana Nessel for a formal legal opinion on whether school book bans can be considered ... more
Michigan State University announced its distribution plan for the Spartan Strong Fund. The school established the fund to raise money for “the evolving needs of the individuals most critically … more
Two blocks of downtown St. Johns were festooned with rainbows. A vendor was making bubbles that wafted in the wind under the blue sky. Children laughed and squealed as they romped in a bouncy house. … more
LGBTQ+ people need housing but can face discrimination in the process of finding a home as well as harassment once in housing. A local Lansing developer wants to change that with a housing project … more
Design Lansing focused on the future physical development of the city. We are now creating a supplemental update to develop strategies focusing on social development that will improve health, … more
Michigan State University’s campus was rocked with controversy in autumn 2006. A conservative student group had been involved in trying to host a “Catch an Illegal Immigrant Day,” … more
In the late 1970s, Lansing’s first Pride celebration didn’t include any parade floats, performances or other festival-like aspects attendees have come to expect over the years. … more
WEDNESDAY, June 7 —- The Lansing Board of Ethics gave City Council member Jeffrey Brown a slap for one alleged violation of the ethics ordinance and apparently ignored a second alleged … more
Ken Beachler, the founding executive director of the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts and a leading member of the Lansing theatrical community, has died. He was 87. The cause of his death … more
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