Here are today’s headlines from the Spartan Newsroom:
East Lansing is changing. 7-Eleven closes a store and Giorgio’s prepares to close its Grand River Avenue eatery to prepare for a redevelopment project. Nassar hearing continue with victim impact statements. Southerners deal with rare snow and ice.
Lansing Public School District will be implementing a program called Handle with Care starting in January 2018. The program will provide assistance to students of all grades who have experienced trouble with the law in the past 24 hours. “The goal ultimately is to create trauma-informed school districts, environments and communities,” said Karlin Tichenor the Executive Director for School Culture department.
The opioid epidemic in America is a major problem that has only gotten worse over the past several decades, affecting countless people and families. In October, President Trump officially declared opiate addiction a public health emergency. Former opiate addict Matthew Kronner said that the worst part for him was the stigma of being an addict.
The quality of drinking water for the City of Grand Ledge is an inconvenience, not a health risk, Public Service Director Larry LaHaie said. Many residents believe they are paying too much to be inconvenienced. The city has a multistep water treatment process that removes iron and adds fluoride, LaHaie said.