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Feds accuse Sen. Menendez of taking gold, car and cash for favors

Federal authorities indicted U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez for the second time Friday, charging him with conspiracy to commit bribery and related offenses over his alleged aid to a North Jersey businessman …

Biden administration to create new gun violence prevention office

WASHINGTON — The White House Thursday announced the formation of an Office of Gun Violence Prevention that will help states and local governments as they implement a gun safety legislative package …

CNS budget, Sept. 22, 2023

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Some Michigan universities see higher enrollment rates, despite statewide decline

HIGH ENROLLMENTS: Many public campuses report record-high enrollments this fall, reversing a downward trend in recent years. A new scholarship program and an upcoming application program that …
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From the Arts & Culture Issue

Clarion call

There was nothing tentative about the Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-’24 season opener Thursday (Sept. 14). A bulked-up, trimmed-down, energized, REM-sleep-refreshed orchestra and its ramrod-vigorous music director, Timothy Muffitt, left all the settling in and throat clearing to the audience and got right down to carpet-peeling, rafter-rattling business.

Old masters of Old Town: MICA exhibit recalls rough-and-ready times on Turner Street

A lively and varied sampling of art shines from the walls of Old Town’s MICA Gallery this month, like shells and stones deposited decades ago by the tide of time, still wet with life from the passionate hands that created them.

Beat the blues with Medical Mondays at Local Roots

Michigan is one of 38 states that have legalized medical cannabis. However, only 18% of Michigan medical marijuana patients describe their primary care physician’s knowledge about medical cannabis as “very good” or “excellent,” according to a 2021 study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research.

Authors explore ‘Dockporter’ protagonist’s past

Dave McVeigh and Jim Bolone, authors of the widely popular 2021 novel “The Dockporter,” have penned an excellent prequel adventure, “Somewhere in Crime,” involving Michigan’s idyllic Mackinac Island, the cult film “Somewhere in Time,” a cold-case murder and a young boy’s coming of age.

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Public Art of the Week: Washington Square’s walls

While talking with author Janna Jones for this week’s literary column on the art of Marshall Fredericks and the ephemeral nature of public art, it brought me back to the 1970s and the downtown Lansing Washington Square Mall.

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5 tips for managing workplace burnout

Using information from leading business schools and academic research, Wysa compiled five tips to help manage burnout at work.

States with the most job openings in June

Soaring layoffs and elevated job openings? Stacker dug into Bureau of Labor Statistics data to find out where employers are hiring in this odd economy.

States with the most workers quitting their jobs

To find out where people quit their jobs the most, Stacker ranked all 50 states and D.C. using Bureau of Labor Statistics data from June 2023.  

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