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The 61st annual Melon Fest, a tourist bonanza for the city of Howell, is hanging by a string. more
The weekend bustle was down to a late Sunday afternoon snooze in Lansing’s Old Town. Suddenly, three colorful figures came out of nowhere. more
Christopher Neville was the first person to correctly identify the Eye for Design last month as one of the words on the exterior of the Hall of Justice (below) in the Capitol Complex. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor is charging forward with a $300,000 plan to build an “anti-racist and bias-free environment” at City Hall following a recent stamp of approval from the City Council. more
Of the hundreds of alleged victims of convicted sex offender Larry Nassar, one of the most prominent is Amanda Thomashow. more
Martin McCallum was puzzled by an unexpected voicemail at 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 13. more
Local government officials are searching for a nonprofit organization to help launch a new gun violence prevention initiative in the Capital City while they scramble to get a grip on already record-breaking levels of homicides and shootings that have only continued to climb in 2021. more
Despite “legitimate differences of opinion,” with local cops, she enacted the change anyway. more
the Council reconsidered and tabled the proposal following several concerns raised over the legality of a ranked choice voting model in Michigan. more
At least 91 traffic tickets have been issued since July 1 through a targeted enforcement initiative called “Operation Slow Down,” according to a press release sent today from Schor’s office.  more
About mid-semester, this person showed up in my writing class at Lansing Community College. He was in 20’s, and he sat in the front row, the traditional place for smart students. But I did not know him. “Who are you?” I asked. more
Good news! By this time next month, you could be the owner of this week’s eyesore. more
Schor raised about $180,000 and spent about $125,000 in the last seven months in his bid for a second term. All told, he’s headed to Election Day with about $234,000 cash on hand — up from $180,000 reported on Dec. 31. more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to recommend this afternoon that people in “certain areas of the country” resume wearing face masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status, reports the New York Times. more
The policy was announced this morning by County Prosecutor Carol Siemon. The goal: Stop cops from going on “fishing expeditions” for more severe criminal charges at routine traffic stops and subsequently curb systemic racial biases that target Black people in the justice system. more
Lansing cops are investigating a recent burglary reported at Goodfellas Bagel Deli after staff arrived to find about $400 and several tablets missing yesterday morning.  more
Two of the five challengers who are facing off against Lansing Mayor Andy Schor in next month’s Primary Election have fallen out of compliance with state election law more
The city of Lansing is set to pitch in at least $100,000 to help several nonprofit groups expand summer activities and other programs to keep kids busy and help curb a spike in gun violence. more
With any luck, Detroit Rising Development CEO Jon Hartzell hopes to bring some of that success to Lansing’s downtown riverfront by transforming the old City Market building into the Lansing Shuffleboard & Social Club, a $3.2 million renovation inspired by his work in Detroit. more
The first female battalion chief at the Lansing Fire Department has alleged that she was sexually assaulted by a superior and subjected to unchecked homophobic and sexist harassment among her colleagues, which pushed her into an early retirement in 2019. more
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