A compelling story about a local mother with dementia and an old favorite fast food restaurant makes its way back to Lansing. Plus, students come face to face with a Shark Tank like competition. In sports, the Michigan State baseball coach reaches a school career milestone.
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The MSU Football team played their annual spring game at Spartan Stadium. Football reporter Joe Freihofer comes on the show to talk about this year’s team. Plus, baseball and softball battle the cold for their weekend series in East Lansing. That and more on this week’s show.
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By CRYSTAL CHEN
Capital News Service
LANSING – Michigan zoos would again be allowed to breed large carnivores such as tigers and bears under a recently introduced bill. Since 2000, zoos must take their large carnivores, including lions, leopards, cougars, jaguars, panthers and cheetahs, to states that allow breeding.
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April is the focal point of social media campaigns and organized campus events recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Teal ribbons can be seen across Michigan State University’s campus, whether on student backpacks or wrapped around trees, in light of the Larry Nassar scandal.
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On April 7, Humans of East Lansing, a Chinese student-run media platform that explores stories in the community, hosted an event titled "If you wanna know me, ask!" at the East Lansing Public Library.
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The second Dewitt Scholarship Pageant has been set for June 9 at the Dewitt Memorial Building. To prepare for this upcoming pageant, the founder and director of the pageant, Amber Shoemaker, said the biggest factor is scheduling and being mindful of school and afterschool activities.
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Oodles of popcorn, two-dollar movie tickets and a detailed historical legacy are just a few of the reasons why the Grand Ledge Sun Theatre is significant to residents of Grand Ledge. Much like the community around it, the Sun Theatre has been altered, expanded and changed throughout time.
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A recent spring break trip has resulted in the exit of four varsity and junior variety baseball coaches at Holt High School. “Effective immediately, the Varsity and JV coaches and our assistant volunteer coaches have been placed on administrative leave,” superintendent David Hornak said in the announcement of investigation sent to parents April 12.
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The opioid crisis has impacted communities across the nation, and Lansing is no exception. Walnut Neighborhood, located between Old Town and downtown Lansing, is currently struggling with an incoming drug rehabilitation facility proposed in their community.
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DEWITT, Mich. -- DeWitt residents lined up at the DeWitt Township Community Center as early as 6:30 a.m. in order to vote when the doors opened at 7 a.m.
Eugena Stahl, who has worked elections in DeWitt for more than 30 years, said that despite all the hubbub surrounding this presidential race, everything was going smoothly and as planned.
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