Photo gallery: Cher’s visit to Michigan State


With the 2016 presidential election just a week away, entertainer Cher came to Michigan State University to campaign on behalf of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Oct. 31. Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump have been putting in a lot of time in Michigan and sending in allies as the state belongs in the “swing state” category. Recent polls moved Michigan out of the Clinton column and made the state’s Electoral College votes, a valuable prize on Election Day. These are scenes from Cher’s appearance at the Michigan State Student Union.

Trick-or-Treat on the Square pleases families

Hundreds of families poured into Washington Square in downtown Lansing on Oct. 24 to trick or treat and enjoy various attractions during the ninth annual Trick-or-Treat on the Square. Families were able to go from business to business and receive candy from the multiple businesses that volunteered to hand out candy. Outside of candy, families could get their faces painted as well as enjoy cider and donuts.  

Transportation engineer of AECOM Sean Kelsch addresses the crowd during the CATA Bus Rapid Transit presentation on Oct. 4, 2016 at Allen Neighborhood Center at 1611 E. Kalamazoo St. in Lansing, Mich.

Lansing, East Lansing, Meridian review CATA’s rapid transit plan

Capital Area Transportation Authority held three meetings to present modifications of its Bus Rapid Transport project to the public during the first week of October. The ideas are in response to community input at meetings in August. “The purpose of these meetings is for us to respond to the public. They raised a number of concerns with the current design, and said ‘we don’t like the way it is currently designed,’” CATA Assistant Executive Director Debbie Alexander said. “So we came back with some preliminary thinking to address those concerns.”

Current plan
The current BRT plan runs from the capital to Meijer and the Meridian Mall in Okemos.