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As smoke from Canadian wildfires caused the most hazardous air conditions on record in the Washington, D.C., area on Thursday, members of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee said … more
WASHINGTON — Top Democrats on the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee are urging Republican Chair Virginia Foxx of North Carolina to hold a hearing this month on the uptick in child labor … more
Michigan’s political leaders kicked their 2024 election efforts into gear this week, with Democrats launching an ad campaign targeting Republican House members who opposed gun safety legislation … more
WASHINGTON — As part of the celebration of Pride month, the Biden administration on Thursday announced several new protections for LGBTQ+ youth and families, including the position of a federal … more
While a strike by University of Michigan graduate student workers stretches into its third month, a settlement has been reached on several unfair labor practice (ULP) charges that were pending with … more
The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that Alabama’s 2022 congressional maps violated the Voting Rights Act, a ruling that preserves a major part of the Voting Rights Act and … more
Two blocks of downtown St. Johns were festooned with rainbows. A vendor was making bubbles that wafted in the wind under the blue sky. Children laughed and squealed as they romped in a bouncy house. … more
WASHINGTON — Nearly a dozen members of Congress on Wednesday outlined their work on policy during an annual legislative session focused on fostering bipartisanship. As part of the 34th legislative … more
A package of bills that would implement election reforms passed by voters last year got their first hearing Wednesday before the Michigan Senate Elections and Ethics Committee. Chaired by Sen. Jeremy … more
WASHINGTON — U.S. senators on the Budget Committee dug into the impacts of climate change on farming during a Wednesday hearing, raising concerns about what the next few decades hold for food … more
LGBTQ+ people need housing but can face discrimination in the process of finding a home as well as harassment once in housing. A local Lansing developer wants to change that with a housing project … more
Design Lansing focused on the future physical development of the city. We are now creating a supplemental update to develop strategies focusing on social development that will improve health, … more
Michigan State University’s campus was rocked with controversy in autumn 2006. A conservative student group had been involved in trying to host a “Catch an Illegal Immigrant Day,” … more
In the late 1970s, Lansing’s first Pride celebration didn’t include any parade floats, performances or other festival-like aspects attendees have come to expect over the years. … more
Former Vice President Mike Pence announced his candidacy for president to a crowd at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, focusing on the differences between him and former President Donald … more
People from counties all over Michigan and out of state have contacted authorities with reports of sexual assault by former Kent County gymnastics coach Shannon Guay, the prosecution in his criminal … more
For the first time in history, the White House has launched a national plan to address gender-based violence on a federal level, introducing seven strategic action plans to help communities across … more
WEDNESDAY, June 7 —- The Lansing Board of Ethics gave City Council member Jeffrey Brown a slap for one alleged violation of the ethics ordinance and apparently ignored a second alleged … more
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday joined state officials and advocates to sign bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing distracted driving by mandating that motorists in Michigan put down their … more
Ken Beachler, the founding executive director of the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts and a leading member of the Lansing theatrical community, has died. He was 87. The cause of his death … more
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