Relationships changing between police and citizens in DeWitt and Bath Township

Relationships have changed with officers and citizens in Bath and DeWitt township after the nationwide news of police involved shootings and the activist groups that have formed because of these incidents. “Not everyone likes Police, and it’s just something we have to deal with,” Officer Avery Lyon of Bath Township said. Racial relations have been a constant issue between citizens and officers throughout the country. Many citizens feel afraid when having an encounter with an officer. “It doesn’t matter if you’re white, black,” Lyon said.

Election Day in DeWitt goes without major issues

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. “It’s going really well today,” Stahl said as she held a stack of ballots. “Everyone has been really positive and friendly so far.”

Resident Kimberly Miller enjoys voting and has made her pilgrimage to the polls ever since she turned 18. But something that happened to her for the first time earlier this afternoon made her a little uneasy.

DeWitt tests voting tabulators

When people show up to polling stations this Nov. 8, they’ll fill out their ballots, vote for their desired candidates and go on their way. Little do they know all the time, effort and double, triple and quadruple checking that goes into the voting process before the ballots are even entered into the system. In DeWitt Township, voting tabulators make the voting process easier. However, testing of the tabulators is anything but easy.

More on Cher’s visit to MSU

Cher, actress, singer, and winner of multiple Golden Globe, Grammy and Academy Awards, visited Michigan State University on Monday afternoon to urge the millenial generation to get out and vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Are the debates worth watching for MSU students?

The highly anticipated third and final presidential debate of the Presidential election takes place tonight at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump drew over 84 million viewers in their first debate making it the most watched debate since they’ve been on television for over 60 years. The second face off between the candidates happened in Missouri and had 69 million viewers. But what about students at Michigan State — did they tune in to watch the debate? And is it important for first-time voters in this general election to watch them?

Sport shooting ranges coming to DeWitt Township

DeWitt residents will soon have a safe and legal indoor-only space to use firearms after the township board approved ordinance 42.9 on Sept. 26 by a 5-4 vote. The ordinance, which will allow residents to practice archery and archery only outside as well as have an indoor space for shooting firearms, will be adopted during the next township meeting on Oct. 24. The board opted to limit outdoor shooting to archery only, and have the indoor ranges encompass firearms that are within federal regulations when it comes to safety and noise levels.