| February 23, 2017
Lansing residents, in the face of high crime rates and a recent murder, generally feel their city’s reputation as dangerous is “overblown.” Instead, they point to community self-policing efforts and growth as indicators of the city’s health.
Unseasonably warm February days brought out dog-walkers, gardeners and, well, a few tickets for students who let noise and litter get out of control in their exuberance about spring-like temperatures.
On May 2, the future of East Lansing’s elementary students will be voted on. A bond proposed by the East Lansing Public School system would borrow $93,770,000 to be repaid through property taxes.
Non-profit organizers in Detroit are anxious about the new president’s policies and how they will affect their activism. Terry Canty, founder of the Triple T Foundation, an organization that helps at-risk youth, said he is worried about the uncertainty around the new administration. “You never know what he’s going to do,” Canty said.
A new grant from Governor Synder will help Michigan State combat sexual assault. The 38-thousand dollar aid will go towards the MSU Bystander Network, a group that empowers people to take action if they see signs of sexual assault. The network is working on an educational seminar for upperclassmen that they want to implement by the […]
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Hear Thaisin Sardar of the Islamic Center of East Lansing and Lansing City Councilwoman Kathie Dunbar talk about how attempts to ban travel into the United States from seven predoninantly Muslim countries have affected people here.
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A new grant from Governor Synder will help Michigan State combat sexual assault.
The 38-thousand dollar aid will go towards the MSU Bystander Network, a group that empowers people to take action if they see signs of sexual assault.
The network is working on an educational seminar for upperclassmen that they want to implement by the Fall 2017 semester. The class will build on the sexual assault workshops mandatory for incoming freshman.
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Most kids and teenagers throw a party and receive gifts for their birthday, but not Kate McCrackin and Carlee Payne. They hold an annual Birthday Toilet Paper Drive and collect toilet paper for EVE’s House in Lansing, Mich.
EVE’s House is a shelter that provides support to survivors of domestic violence.
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Holt and Delhi Township are not devoid of the same problem which has badgered town and city roads ever since the country flipped main routes of travel from dirt to pavement — potholes. “All of them,” Delhi Township Supervisor John Hayhoe said of the roads that needed some patchwork in Delhi Township.
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Paintings, murals, start-up businesses, and the club life, are just some of the few things that makes Lansing's Old Town neighborhood one of the top places to expand young professional connections as they start their new careers. You would think that Old Town would be your typical small town that many older folks stop by for a morning coffee at your local restaurants and your typical local businesses you see at every small town.
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Andy Andersen is passionate about the history of the city of Williamston. Andersen, a member of the board of directors for the Williamston Depot Museum, said, “Understanding the history of this place gives people a better idea of who they are and where they fit.”
The city of Williamston is a small town, with a population of just under 4,000.
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A couple of months into his job as Ingham County Sheriff, Scott Wriggelsworth said, “There definitely is a lot of responsibility to my job and, being from the outside in, literally everything I touch is brand new so there is going to be a long curve for Andy Bouck (undersheriff) and I. I think we need to just take it one step at a time. We’re trying to make improvements in the efficiency of the organization.”
Wriggelsworth was elected in November.
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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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