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A large Sparrow coach bus will be parked outside of Advent House Ministries Friday at 1:30 p.m. The public can line up for free, basic health services and screenings. It is advised that patients with Medicaid/Medicare or other insurance bring their membership card, but is not required. more
My interest in neon started once I started to document them on Instagram. I was always attracted to bright colors and the aesthetics of it. I wish I could live in a more colorful ‘80s and ‘90s world and really love how the old malls really went crazy with neon to decorate. more
Dr. Karen Kent VanGorder, senior vice president and chief medical and quality officer at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, asserted last week that more than 90 deficiencies uncovered in a safety inspection by The Joint Commission had since been “entirely resolved.” more
Erica Grey and the Lansing Police Department might have different interpretations of the word “help.” more
The two teenagers involved in a controversial arrest on Dakin Street in Lansing last Friday will face a series of felony charges, including resisting arrest, destruction of police property and assaulting police.  more
After hiring a California-based search firm to bring in top-tier candidates from across the country, the city of Grand Rapids announced earlier this month that Lansing Police Chief Michael Yankowski and two other candidates had been named finalists in its search for its next police chief. more
Two Lansing Police Department officers have since been placed on administrative leave after one repeatedly struck an unarmed, handcuffed black teenager during an arrest late yesterday morning. more
Lansing Police Chief Michael Yankowski will oversee an internal investigation into the use of force by an officer after eyewitness videos showed an officer apparently repeatedly striking a teenage runaway. more
City of Lansing officials are holding a press conference this afternoon after a video surfaced of a uniformed police officer striking what appears to be a young girl before escorting her into a police cruiser.   more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor today announced a “restructuring” of top city officials, shuffling his chief of staff into a newly created deputy mayor position and re-creating two other new jobs.  more
As a federal discrimination lawsuit goes on against the city of East Lansing, its elected officials aren’t backing down from what they see as a national fight in defense of basic civil liberties and equal protections for LGBTQ citizens. more
Ingham County is learning a few more lessons in how to handle crimes against its LGBTQ community. more
Profiles of this year's LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award honorees. more
It started in the nadir of 2004, when the state passed a constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage, and continued through an epic legal fight, with Nessel in a leading role, that culminated in the Supreme Court’s 2015 recognition of same-sex marriage as a constitutional right. more
Last week, a canvasser from a progressive advocacy group knocked on my door and asked me to fill out a survey. It was mostly basic stuff, like whether my job offers health insurance or whether I’d faced discrimination. But at the end, it presented a conundrum. more
One of the many times U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin received applause during her town hall at Sexton High School last week was for the simple comment that she read the entire 448-page Mueller report. more
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Officials at Sparrow Health System maintain that more than 90 deficiencies uncovered in a recent safety inspection were “entirely resolved” in recent weeks. But many details about the problems (and their fixes) remain unknown. more
Ingham County commissioners are looking to hold themselves to a higher ethical standard after taking steps to scrap and rewrite a longstanding policy to guide their conduct as elected officials. more
Local activists and elected leaders are “fed up” with hunger in Greater Lansing. more
Campaign flyers urging residents to vote for a Lansing City Council candidate appear to have violated state, federal and local laws after they were found in mailboxes across the city earlier this week. more
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