The life of attorney and philanthropist Jack Davis, one of Lansing’s most stalwart champions, gives the lie to the old saying, ‘It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it.”
The sequence of events raised serious questions about police tactics used in Lansing and across the country in response to protesters.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives and created anxiety in ways few people have experienced. The recovery will take months, if not years. And for some communities, complex decisions yet to be made could impact that recovery time.
With apologies for our use of profanity, we have to ask: What the hell is wrong with this country?
Coronavirus in Michigan: Day 85
Loved ones can once again accompany people to medical appointments and can also again visit friends and family in the hospital.
Officials at Michigan State University will not pay a ransom recently demanded by hackers that are threatening to publish a trove of stolen university records online.
Coronavirus in Michigan: Day 84
Retailers with bottle return facilities located at the front of the store (or housed in a separate area with reverse vending machines) must begin accepting empty cans and bottles for deposits beginning June 15 — with a few key safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
"We need to start being proactive, not reactive."
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor just ordered a curfew till 5 a.m. tomorrow, effective immediately.
Coronavirus in Michigan: Day 83
MONDAY, June 1 — Michiganders must still stay safe, but they no longer need to stay home.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced today several rescissions to her stay-at-home executive order. Among …
A tale of two mayors
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor defended the response of police with tear gas to disperse protesters after they set a car on fire, broke windows and graffitied downtown Lansing buildings. East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier had a different take.
Coronavirus in Michigan: Day 82
Michigan tracked at least another 513 coronavirus cases statewide this afternoon with another 28 virus-related deaths, pushing the case count past 57,000 with nearly 5,500 reported dead.
Most businesses that had windows shattered already had crews boarding up storefronts and assessing repairs. Others scrubbed graffiti like “Fuck 12” and “BLM” from brick walls. A car that was burned in the middle of Washington Avenue had already been towed.
Turn It Down!
So while its strange times like we’ve never seen before, this week “Locals Pick Locals” Vol. 9 digs back and unearths some optimistic, summery tunes that’ll hopefully brighten your day.