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The personnel record of a Black woman who claims Lansing Mayor Andy Schor fired her without explanation contains no documentation of performance issues. more
Scott Michael Dane, 38, of Lansing, was charged this month in Eaton County’s 56th Circuit Court with two counts of child sexually abusive activity. more
About 20% of full-time workers — some 26 million people — have a young child at home. If schools don’t reopen this fall, many of them will face pronounced hardship.  more
That’s one of the questions that at least one City Council member wants answered — and they’re likely to remain unanswered. more
Unless you’re a Republican in south Lansing, rural Ingham County or Eaton County, your primary election choice for state representative couldn’t be easier. more
Incumbent Republican Drain Commissioner Richard Wagner is facing Republican challenger Larry Wicker in this year’s primary. The winner will go on to face one of three Democratic candidates in the General Election: Bruce Porter, Will Pitylak or Branden Dyer. Wagner didn’t return calls and emails; his challengers all think they can do a better job. more
In Meridian Township, incumbent Clerk Brett Dreyfus is facing a challenger for the Democratic nomination, Deborah Guthrie, the township’s former director of communications. She faces a tough battle against Dreyfus, who has served as clerk for eight years now. In 2016, Dreyfus received more votes than any other candidate for local office in Meridian Township. more
Two incumbents, a Democrat and a Republican, are vying for another term on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners in the 10th and 14th districts as the commissioner in the 9th District leaves open … more
Incumbent Delta Township Supervisor Ken Fletcher, a Democrat, is facing Democratic challenger Joshua Lyman for a four-year term. With no Republican challenger filed in the General Election in November, the winner in next month’s Primary Election takes the seat. more
Republicans swung and missed when it came to recruiting a top-tier candidate to run in Ingham County’s 8th Congressional District, leaving those leaning the GOP’s way a choice among four lightly funded political neophytes. more
No more. The potent combination of COVID-19 fears and no-reason absentee voting, approved by Michigan voters in 2018, is revolutionizing voting patterns across the state, including greater Lansing, in 2020 and probably for good. more
Incumbent Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum, a Democrat, is seeking a third four-year term, running against Democratic challenger Dekeea Quinney-Davis, a political newcomer and daughter of Ingham County Register of Deeds Derrick Quinney. more
the political atmosphere couldn’t be more different than it was when Rick Jones made his first political run in 2000. more
Siemon isn’t backing down from her fervent belief that nearly all murderers deserve a second chance at freedom, regardless of the heinous nature of their alleged crimes. And that philosophy … more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor appointed Rob Widigan as the city’s finance director. That follows the resignation of former director Angie Bennett and former Chief Strategy Officer Shelbi Frayer, who also filled the role before she announced her resignation at the end of last month. more
The session marked the first in a series of “virtual community meetings” hosted by an advisory panel of the Lansing Police Board. more
The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office is now tasked with deciding whether a white East Lansing Police Officer accused of using excessive force more
Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail said the recent coronavirus outbreak at Harper’s Restaurant and Bar in East Lansing has probably reached its conclusion. more
In hindsight, it was inevitable that we’d end up here.  more
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In a continued mayoral reshuffling of top city administrators, Lansing City Treasurer Judy Kehler has been promoted to be the city’s newest chief strategy officer following the resignation of Shelbi Frayer. more
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