A family of four with homemade signs made by each family member that say "protect kids rights"

Michiganders rally together to celebrate transgender day of visibility

Dozens of community members endured rain and wind in celebration and protest as they rallied in front of the state capitol building to support transgender youth. March 31 was International Transgender Day of Visibility, an annual celebration created by Michigander Rachel Crandall-Crocker in 2009. 

LGBTQ+ members and allies across the country rallied to protest legislators’ attempt to prevent transgender people from being legally recognized and from receiving gender-affirming care.

Ingham County School District continues work post pandemic

Since students returned to the classroom post Covid-19 pandemic, the Ingham County School District has been trying to meet the needs of students. 

Jason Mellema, who serves as the Ingham County School District Superintendent, said getting students reengaged with learning routines has been important, as well as recognizing unique supports that may be required due to challenging circumstances, such as staff or student illness.

Lansing community criticizes self-storage business proposal

“I know folks who are in the business and they will admit to me, off the record, that it is a cash cow business. Creates almost no economic impact, really preys upon transient and vulnerable populations frankly… the industry tends to absolutely trap you in this vicious cycle of financial dependency,” said Adam Hussain, Lansing City Council’s 3rd ward member. At a Lansing City Council meeting on Feb. 13, Mike Olsen represented Devon Self-Storage during a presentation in front of council members and Lansing residents. Olsen has been vice president of acquisitions at the company since Jan.

Mar 2 Lansing School Board Meeting

Lansing Schools to continue work with county health services

On Mar 2, the Board of Education conducted a regular meeting in the Shirley M. Rodgers Administration Bldg. 519 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing. The Action Items section of the meeting focused on Interagency Agreement which the Board of Education partnered with the Ingham County Health Department to provide high school students in Lansing healthcare service.