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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15 —The East Lansing City Council elected George Brookover last night to fill the mayoral seat once occupied by his father. After newly elected members Kerry Ebersole Singh, Mark Meadows and Erik Altmann took their oaths of office, Meadows nominated Brookover. It went uncontested. more
The City of Lansing on Friday announced a new overnight family warming center set to open Nov. 27 at the Letts Community Center. The facility, at 1220 W. Kalamazoo St., is a pilot program that will … more
TUESDAY, Nov. 14  — The election date to select the nine members of Lansing’s Charter Revision Commission has been set for May 7 primary next year, City Clerk Chris Swope said today. … more
TUESDAY — Michigan State University sophomore Elaina Rankin’s interest in becoming a public defender bloomed when she was just a freshman at Avondale High School. It was 2018, and … more
Angelina Benli, a 24-year-old student in Michigan State University’s political science Ph.D. program, moved from New York City to Lansing’s Stadium District in June 2022. more
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8 — For the first time since the City Charter was created in 1978, voters yesterday narrowly approved creating a commission to review it for possible changes. more
The Okemos school district canceled Scholastic Book Fairs because the sponsor moved select books on race, racism and LGBTQ+ issues into a collection that would be more difficult to choose, the … more
TUESDAY, Nov. 7 — Despite early voting and absentee voting options, some voters still said they preferred making the trek out to their physical polling places. “It’s just easy … more
Last Saturday, Brian Daniels taught two more classes at EmPOWer Lansing before closing the doors for good. more
In the early 2000s, Mike Karl was a face among the countless homeless individuals living in Reutter Park in Lansing, struggling with alcoholism. Today, Karl is the inspiration for a bill that seeks to establish a Homeless Bill of Rights. more
Josie Shapiro, a first-year Michigan State University student who is Jewish, is “furious” as she considers her feelings and reactions and how they’ve evolved in the three-and-a-half weeks since the Hamas attack in Israel. more
Standing at the steps of the state Capitol on Sunday, Michigan State University senior Omar Mahmoud’s thoughts turned to his Palestinian grandmother. “She was one of the 750,000 who were kicked out of their homes in 1948,” Mahmoud said, referring to the year Israel entered into statehood. more
In a 73-page report, a Michigan State University hearing officer confirmed that former head football coach Mel Tucker sexually harassed and exploited rape survivor and sexual assault activist Brenda … more
In its quest to spur downtown growth, the City of East Lansing faces a difficult task in juggling competing needs. more
Halloween is right around the corner, and while some Lansing locals have been decorating their homes and planning the perfect costume for weeks, others of us have been … not doing that. If you’re a last-minute Halloween queen, Samhain Samuel or haunted they-ride, this guide is for you! more
The end of October makes many think of trick-or-treating, costume parties and pumpkin carving, but there are a plethora of happenings around Greater Lansing beyond these standards to celebrate Halloween. Between theater productions, a haunted house, a dog party, a go-kart race and much more, you don’t just have to hole up in your home with a bowl of candy and a few cheesy horror movies, though that’s welcome, too. more
MSU Press has begun checking all manuscripts for plagiarism in light of complaints by the daughter of Michigan State University football legend Gene Washington, a school spokesperson said. more
MSU Trustee Brianna Scott sent a seven-page letter to her colleagues Sunday asking that they request that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer remove Chair Rema Vassar (pictured) if she does not resign. Scott … more
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25 — Jose Flores’ hands were shaking when he took to the podium during public comment at the Ingham County Board of Commissioners' meeting last night. An employee of the … more
Majority Democrats in the Michigan Legislature are working behind closed doors on legislation to implement Proposal 1, which set broad disclosure requirements designed to expose potential conflicts of interest. more
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