Program helps provide schools with produce from Michigan farms

Schools in Greater Lansing are benefiting from fresh produce in their lunchrooms thanks to a Michigan program aiming to get farm-fresh food onto lunch tables.

The 10 Cents a Meal program, administered by the Michigan Department of Education, gives schools 10 cents for every meal they serve to children that includes a local fruit, vegetable or dried bean. This funding aims to make it easier for schools to afford fresh and local foods.

A "vote here today" sign outside a polling place in Lansing

Voters cast ballots in races for Lansing mayor, city council

Lansing voters headed to the polls today to elect the city’s mayor and several members of the City Council.

Incumbent Mayor Andy Schor faces a challenge from council member Kathie Dunbar, while four candidates vie for two citywide council seats and two sets of candidates compete to represent the 4th Ward and 2nd Ward on the council. Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope is running unopposed.