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The future of the Bailey Community Center is no longer in limbo as the Capital Area Housing Partnership, or CAHP, received a Low Income Housing Tax Credit funding reservation from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, or MSHDA, on Jan. 20.
Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his State of the State address last night and, not surprisingly, he began on the nationally recognized issue of the Flint Water Crisis.Amidst protests on the capitol steps, Gov. Snyder expressed his deepest sympathies as well as his sincerest apologies for the events transpiring in Flint and promised the state is doing everything in its power to assure healing.
During Gov. Rick Snyder's State of the State address, activists protested his administration's handling of the water situation in Flint Tuesday.
Under heavy scrutiny for the events that have unfolded regarding the Flint water crisis, Gov. Rick Snyder took the stage in front of state representatives and his constituents for his annual State of the State address. Contrary to what some predicted, Snyder did not mention anything about higher education, especially the relationship between declining state support and increasing tuition rates. Here is a brief recap of what Snyder said.
Groups of protesters huddled together on the Capitol steps, trying to keep warm against the cold evening but more concerned with amplifying their irate chants against the state government and Gov. Rick Snyder in particular.Shouts of "Drink the water Snyder!" and "Flint! Flint! Flint!" could be heard among the hundreds of demonstrators around the Capitol grounds, a reference to the ongoing Flint water crisis. As the governor began his State of the State Address, the protesters moved to the side of the steps, facing towards the upper level of the building where the legislative chamber is located.
Recent concerns that East Lansing Police Department is interested in obtaining an armored vehicle have been denied, according to an ELPD statement. "We are cognizant of recent concerns from the public about the militarization of local police," ELPD Lt. Scott Wriggelswoth said in the statement.
Gov. Rick Snyder will deliver his annual State of the State address to representatives of the state legislature as well as many Michiganders at home. This year highly volatile issues will supplement the usual pressing concerns of state politics. Here are five issues Gov. Snyder may address.
With the approach of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The State News looked back on the impact Dr. King and the civil rights movement had on laws in East Lansing, the state of Michigan and the nation.
A fourth suspect has been convicted in the robbery and killing of Dustyn Frolka, an MSU student in Clinton County nearly two years ago, according to a Lansing State Journal report.
The World’s Largest Paint Party is coming to East Lansing for the first time ever, and MSU students say “it’s about to be lit.”This event, called “Life in Color," attracts students who will be pelted with paint while dancing to electronic-style music.
MSU Police are reporting three instances of stolen items — two of which occurred during break.
Valley Court Park will be getting an ice skating rink for East Lansing residents to use after all.In a release sent to media on Tuesday afternoon, the Downtown Development Authority and Downtown Management Board announced the installation of the ice rink and thanked generous East Lansing businesses and groups for their donations to the community outreach and engagement program.
Students and representatives react to Governor Snyder signing bill eliminating straight ticket voting.
Regular snow is expected throughout the rest of the week, with 2 inches coming Monday night and throughout Tuesday. Wednesday gives a slight reprieve with only a predicted half inch of snow. The remainder of the week will have slight chances of snow showers.
MSU student Sydney Gort was charged with two counts of making terrorist threats.She was was charged in November 2015 for a threat she allegedly made at the MSU School of Packaging just before Thanksgiving and another charge was related to a similar case from April 2015.
A planned power outage was scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday and is affecting large parts of East Lansing. The outage was announced by the Lansing Board of Water and Light, according to an alert sent out Friday morning by the East Lansing Police Department. The power outage is expected to last 10 to 15 minutes.ELPD will be providing traffic control at major intersections and they are advising drivers to be cautious.
The Downtown Management Board, Downtown Development Authority, city staff and residents of East Lansing have spent the last year discussing the possibility of adding a seasonal ice rink for East Lansing residents to use, according to a press release.
East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mayor Walter Maddox have made a friendly wager for the Cotton Bowl football game between MSU and Alabama. The two mayors have agreed that if the Spartans win, Mayor Maddox will fly a Spartans flag over Tuscaloosa City Hall for one day and wear green and white to the following City Council meeting. Mayor Maddox will also donate $50 to the East Lansing Educational Foundation – the charity of Mayor Meadows’ choice.If the Crimson Tide wins, Mayor Meadows will fly a Crimson Tide flag over East Lansing City Hall for one day and wear crimson and white to the following East Lansing City Council meeting. Mayor Meadows will also donate $50 to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative – the charity that Mayor Maddox has chosen.“We at the City of East Lansing are so proud that the Spartans have made it to the Cotton Bowl and wanted to celebrate the team’s success this season with this fun, friendly wager,” said Meadows.
Freezing rain and icy conditions are in the weather forecast for mid-Michigan on Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.Ice accumulations of one quarter to one half of an inch are possible by 5 a.m.
A civil lawsuit between MSU and ESPN Inc. involving 301 student-athletes' crime records will end with the release of student-athlete information following nearly two months of stagnation.