Lansing aims to connect the community online

According to historic transcripts, President Barack Obama was the first president to use the word “Facebook” in a State of the Union address to Congress.

“We are the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices; the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers; of Google and Facebook. In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives. It’s how we make a living,” said Obama in his annual address to Congress on Feb.1.

Mayor Bernero declares snow emergency

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero declared a local snow emergency on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in anticipation of the snowstorm that was expected to strike the area at night.

This declaration allows the city to restrict traffic on roadways and request a state of disaster or emergency declaration from Gov. Rick Snyder.