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In the past two years, public school board meetings have become the sites of heated political debates, with issues like mask mandates, transgender athletes and critical race theory among the hot topics.  more
It’s been 12 years since Michigan began enforcing its “super drunk” law, and law enforcement officials are divided on how effective the charge has been in stopping intoxicated drivers from getting behind the wheel. more
At the northwest corner of Lake Huron, in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, is an 80-square-mile town of 240 people, one phone booth – and one boat building school. more
A lifeguard shortage is expected to continue this summer, leading many local recreation leaders to combat inadequate staffing levels with higher wages or other incentives. more
A news site that covers the city of East Lansing has temporarily ceased operations. more
Lansing’s Ethics Board takes no issue with one of its members remaining on the board while he contemplates a federal lawsuit against the city's Police Department. more
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime wages paid out last year at the Lansing Fire Department made some of its employees among the highest paid staffers in the city in 2021 — including seven employees who each earned more than $40,000 in overtime pay and five firefighters who brought home more cash than the city’s top executive, Mayor Andy Schor. more
What makes Xiaoxing (Adele) Han a Lansing Legend is her deep ties to the local filmmaker community. Xiaoxing didn’t study film or own a camera until her early 20s. (She has sidestepped questions bout her exact age.) This year, Xiaoxing was crowned Outstanding Filmmaker at the Beijing Winter Olympics Filmmaker Awards and has a documentary screening at the Capital City Film Festival about a Chinese organ player.   more
Lansing Township is struggling to pay back about $3 million (including $1.75 million to Walmart and Sam’s Club) in improperly billed tax assessments, gutting the township’s revenues and putting the municipality on shaky financial footing. more
The city of Lansing is planning to buy vacant land near River Point Park. more
Sparrow Hospital wants to build a new skywalk over Pennsylvania Avenue. more
Sidewalk booze is now a permanent staple of the Capital City. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has been denied a pay raise by the City Council. more
After a two-year hiatus, Great Lakes cruise ships are back, and the industry is trying to prepare itself.  more
American workers are consuming more marijuana –– a lot more, according to a new analysis by Quest Diagnostics, a provider of health diagnostic information services.  more
“Pretty much every offer I put was a shot in the dark, where you’d just cross your fingers and pray and hope that it gets accepted,” said Corbin Holwerda of Grand Rapids.  more
Michigan’s retail marijuana landscape continues to evolve almost four years after voters legalized its recreational sale and use in 2018. more
Some trails break out of the woods at a lake. Some climb a dune to a sweeping view.  more
Lansing Township is struggling to pay back Walmart about $1.75 million. more
Ilayasha Shabazz hopes to be able to visit Lansing’s former Pleasant Grove Elementary School before developers tear it down this year to make way for a $16 million development. more
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