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Plans are once again underway to build an outdoor entertainment venue in Old Town. more
Employees and visitors at Lansing City Hall were met with some stricter security measures at the office on Monday. more
Drive too fast on Saginaw Street and you might miss this week’s Eye Candy: the Sparrow St. Lawrence Hospital near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The southeast section of the campus shown above is tucked back a hundred feet or so from the road. It has a modest courtyard that softens the masonry-heavy structure, but its trees and shrubs conceal some of the building’s best features from a passing glance. A more purposeful look reveals an array of architectural details and character.   more
Every Saturday night, Brent Alberts, better known by his radio name Wally Londo, walks into 94.9 WMMQ-FM as local listeners light up the station’s phone lines with requests for some obscure songs rarely heard on terrestrial radio.   more
On April 23, 2022, the first sunny Saturday afternoon in months, about 1,000 people ducked into a windowless labyrinth of concrete, cables and electronics, housed in a dim, zeppelin-sized bunker on the south campus of Michigan State University. They listened patiently as scientists shouted themselves hoarse, through pandemic masks and over the roar of machinery, about radio frequencies, dipole magnets and other arcane subjects.  more
The Lansing chapter of Black Lives Matter has demanded the release of the 20-year-old Lansing man, whom it identified as DeAnthony VanAtten, who was shot and injured by two East Lansing Police Department officers April 25 in the Meijer parking lot on Lake Lansing Road. more
The Lansing chapter of Black Lives Matter is expected to gather at the Ingham County Jail in Mason at 3 p.m. to demand justice for a man who was shot by police. more
MONDAY, May 2 — All kinds of rare, high-level interactions took place today, both inside and outside of MSU’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Wharton … more
For voters with disabilities, there are difficulties at every step of casting their ballots, said Rachel Prevatt, the voter engagement specialist at Disability Rights Michigan.  more
Coastal restoration efforts are underway across the state as recipients of the Michigan Coastal Management Program grants begin work locally. Funding comes from the Department of Environment, … more
Michigan watersheds are still wracked with pollution from decades ago, along with new runoff, said Rebecca Esselman, the executive director of the Huron River Watershed Council.  more
A new study by Michigan State University shows an increase in doctor visits for shortness of breath among long-term sand and gravel mine workers in the state, compared to the rate for production workers in other industries.  more
“We didn’t know what to expect when opening. Biggby (a coffee shop chain store), was previously here, but it closed during COVID, and I saw it as a good opportunity,” Tarek Chawich … more
Some Michigan drivers are having difficulty understanding new car technology, according to a recent study by the American Automobile Association.  more
“There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.”  more
Regardless of which candidates win the November election for Michigan’s congressional seats and which party secures control of Congress, two important changes will be visible on Capitol Hill in January with serious implications for the state’s national clout. more
FRIDAY, APRIL 29 – Concerned about safety, Michigan State University took the unusual step of requiring a student to present his senior thesis online yesterday instead of in person. MSU did … more
This week’s featured property is a casualty of the city of Lansing’s competitive marijuana licensing operations: a small shack on South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard that recently had some big ambitions of somehow getting involved with the cannabis industry. Owner Toby Heaton said those plans have since gone up in smoke, so the building has been left to decay.  more
Kammie Mead stood on the lawn of the state Capitol on March 31, 2019, in the early spring cold. Under her arm, she held a framed photo. She was shy, quiet, hanging on the edge of a crowd gathered for the International Day of Transgender Visibility. She was there to keep a promise.  more
I was not born with a penis or a vagina. My body is not typically male or female. I am intersex.  more
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