Program teaches citizens how to run for office

By KAREN HOPPER USHER
Capital News Service
EAST LANSING – Running for office doesn’t have to be confusing. The Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University teaches you how to do it. The fellowship teaches campaigning, policy, bipartisanship and other skills. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 23.

Smoke-free housing event in Haslett aims to educate and empower

by Gabriela Saldivia
Ingham County Chronicle staff writer

LANSING—Wednesday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m. there is a local celebration of Kick Butts day, a national day of activism to prevent youth addiction to tobacco, for Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham county residents. The event takes place in Haslett, Mich., at the Marsh Pointe apartment community, 5895 Marsh Road, a 55-and-older property that recently went smoke-free. Amy Ann Moore, the tobacco prevention coordinator at the Ingham County Health Department, said the event’s focus is to educate and empower citizens about their rights regarding smoke free housing. “A lot of times when I have approached apartment owners or property management companies, they don’t realize they can legally ban smoking inside. All of them have had complaints but they don’t know that they have the right to say there is no smoking inside the building that they own or manage,” Moore said.