Every summer Ginny Cheung makes the decision to close her East Lansing Chinese restaurant for a few weeks to travel. With her largely Asian college student customer base on summer break, it didn’t make financial sense to keep the doors open. But this summer, East Café located at 1001 E. Grand River Ave. didn’t close its doors. “There are still a few students staying for the summer,” she said.
The abbreviation MI commonly represents Michigan, but a family in East Lansing gave the symbol another meaning as Mi Sushi & Noodles restaurant was born. Mi Sushi & Noodles (Mi) is a family-owned, Japanese-style restaurant located at 3340 E. Lake Lansing Road. It’s operated by Eddy Liang and his family and serves mainly sushi and noodles. Liang used to work in Jackson, which was an hour away from his East Lansing home. During snowy days, he said his family would get worried.
The City of East Lansing held its meeting for the 2018 East Lansing Income Tax Ballot Proposal on June 20 at the East Lansing Public Library. City Manager stressed the urgent need for this tax because of multiple financial difficulties the city is experiencing. Some community members expressed worries about the proposed tax, and city official highlighted the need for more community input and turnout at the voting booth. Voting for the policy begins Aug. 7.
It’s been about two decades since Michigan adopted Schools of Choice. The program is one of several responses to funding and quality issues. See how Schools of Choice decisions are made in Ingham County, and how choices over 20 years have affected the county’s 12 public school districts.
This is a map showing states with the highest suicides, according to CBS News. The southern and western states have more suicides. Each State, except Alaska is colored, and listed. You can notice that the states with the highest are next to each other. This map was made in light of the suicide rating of African American children going up.
NEW YORK — A new report released last week by the Office of New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer evaluates the current climate within New York City schools in relation to school safety and security. The study found students are reporting there is more bullying happening within their schools. Additionally, the report discovered that in schools where there are a greater number of violent incidents that occur on campus, there are no social workers on staff. Below are some more key highlights of the report.
NEW YORK — The New York City Department of Sanitation released a Waste Characterization Survey in April that details how New Yorkers are throwing away less now than they did 12 years ago. Below is an infographic that highlights some of the key findings from that study.
The topic of reproductive health can be taboo and often a difficult thing to discuss. This makes finding the right center to help very difficult. Everybody has unique needs, schedules, belief systems, and economic situations. This chart breaks down some of the details to make a woman’s choice between clinics a bit easier. “Having the ability to get counseling about these difficult decisions makes life as a woman just a bit easier,” Taylor Conrad said.
In efforts to slow the spread of the ongoing opioid epidemic, Michigan legislators passed a 10-bill package in December of 2017 containing laws which went into effect on June 1st. “Opioid addiction is a major public health crisis,” U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) said. “It’s happening right now in our state, really the whole country, and the youth are also affected.”
Peters expressed hopefulness about the bill’s attempt to educate patients on the dangers of opioids and provide more information for adolescents. This 10-bill package lays out new guidelines for doctors on Michigan’s Automated Prescription System (MAPS), and holds them responsible for prescribing smaller doses and explaining all possible side effects. “This is another tool in the box to help the opioid epidemic,” Rep. Joseph Bellino (R) said.