|Feb. 24, 2017 To: CNS Editors From: Perry Parks and Sheila Schimpf http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/ For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Pechulano Ali, (517) 940-2313, firstname.lastname@example.org. For other issues contact Perry Parks, email@example.com, (517) 388-8627. SPRING BREAK AHEAD: There will be … Continue reading →
|By LAINA STEBBINS Capital News Service LANSING — Bills introduced by House and Senate Democrats would establish citizen oversight commissions to restore a layer of accountability in environmental enforcement – commissions which have not existed in Michigan for a quarter-century. … Continue reading →
|By LAURA BOHANNON Capital News Service LANSING — Bills in the Michigan House and Senate would tighten water sampling practices to improve detection of dangerous elements such as lead. Among the changes proposed would be to eliminate ‘preflushing’ when taking … Continue reading →
|By TALITHA TUKURA PAM Capital News Service LANSING — Julia Arian had to look hard to find great food the last time she visited a county fair. “There was only one dingy shelter that had a line that stretched out … Continue reading →
|By ISAAC CONSTANS Capital News Service LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget pledged more state money to education, but that doesn’t apply to all schools. Under Snyder’s proposal, online charter school funding would be reduced to 80 percent of … Continue reading →
|By CHAO YAN Capital News Service LANSING — The Northwest Lower Peninsula is a paradise for birdwatchers. Piping plovers, on the endangered species list, and the snowy owl nest there in the winter. The region is a stopover for thousands … Continue reading →
|By CAITLIN TAYLOR Capital News Service LANSING — At 14 percent, African-Americans are the largest ethnic minority group in Michigan, according to census data, but there is no state commission dedicated to the needs of this community. “Currently in Michigan, … Continue reading →
|By CARL STODDARD Capital News Service LANSING — More than 640,000 veterans live in Michigan, and nearly all are entitled to a benefit reserved for them — burial at a national cemetery with military honors. But many Michigan veterans are … Continue reading →
New leadership within two public service departments in Lansing Township offers the community a fresh new perspective and employee continuity.
Downtown Lansing resident and Lansing Community College student Debryan Threatt has been affected by drunk driving in more ways than one in her lifetime in the city. “Drunk driving in Lansing is such a problem with all the bars not only downtown but throughout the city. Too many people think they’re capable of making it home after a night out,” Threatt said. “My brother got hit by a drunk driver two years ago, luckily he survived. Drinking and driving is something me and my family take very seriously and thankfully so does the Lansing Police Department.”
Chief of Lansing Police Michael Yankowski and the police department are trying to do what they can to put a stop to these instances that could easily affect so many.