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Half a million Michigan families could risk eviction by the end of the year without financial help from the federal government, housing advocates say.  more
Safety advocates want to put more children in car seats under proposed legislation that has been stalled for years.  more
Some school officials in Michigan report that students seem to be in a better mood returning to in-person classes after they were abruptly sent to virtual learning in March. more
Additional space could be available soon for those struggling with homelessness as the City Rescue Mission of Lansing charts expansion in the 600 block of Michigan Avenue. more
Incumbent Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich and former state Sen. Rick Jones, who are running against each other for sheriff on Nov. 3, square off in a debate via Zoom. more
After months of state-mandated closures, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reeled back some coronavirus safety restrictions last week and announced that gyms could reopen statewide. more
Regional health officials are tracking a recent spike in local drug overdose deaths from the three months following the arrival of COVID-19 in Greater Lansing. more
New to Greater Lansing, but not so much to the cannabis industry, Bazonzoes Provisioning Center opens tomorrow on Lansing’s north side at 2101 W. Willow St. more
Plans were announced today to lease the city-owned building to Detroit developer and turn the cavernous pole barn into a multi-use community hub called the Lansing Shuffleboard & Social Club. The 12-year-old building has been largely empty since 2018, save for the Waterfront Bar & Grill, which fought eviction until last fall. more
Notably absent? An actual reduction to the Lansing Police Department’s $46.5 million budget. more
The idea behind the policy, Police Chief Daryl Green has said, is to limit unnecessary police contact and curb the disproportionate impact that enforcement has on people of color. more
Not all businesses have managed to keep their doors open as the coronavirus continues its spread across Greater Lansing. Decreased foot traffic at many downtown Lansing and East Lansing businesses — and the sales volumes to go with it — have plummeted in recent months. more
In the midst of a skeletal Welcome Week following Michigan State University’s decision to keep classes entirely online, downtown East Lansing businesses are staring down the prospect of shopping doldrums that extend far beyond the summer months. more
Speeders, be warned: The Lansing Police Department will be watching. more
A Lansing man said he’s the victim of a prank that connected him to a “white power” group. more
Nearly 400 of the 700 students registered to attend MSU’s College of Law this semester still haven’t received thousands of dollars in federal loans, MSU officials confirmed today. And those students, now in their second week of virtual classes, still don’t have much financial certainty. more
Prosecutors will not pursue charges against an East Lansing Police officer who was accused of using excessive force last year against a Black man at a traffic stop.  more
East Lansing’s new mayor, Aaron Stephens, got off to a good start as the city’s top dog by showing the kind of courageous leadership we’d love to see in more of our region’s elected officials. more
As classes resume at Michigan State University, downtown East Lansing offered a modified summer look. The vast majority of the student body opted to stay put rather than live on or off campus for their virtual fall semester. more
The old family maintenance business of 8th Congressional candidate Paul Junge paid out $100,000 to three former workers who claimed they were insulted with numerous racial slurs at the workplace and were fired when they complained about it, according to court records. more
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