Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed four Republican-sponsored bills Sunday evening that would bring about several changes to the state's election process.
The 2022 state budget sees the distribution of several previously enacted social and educational programs, including the yearly education budget passed earlier this year and Futures for Frontliners, a program that provides tuition free community college to certain essential workers who worked during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Oct. 2, at the Michigan Capitol, a pro-choice rally was held in response to a Texas law that went into effect last month. This Texas law bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and has no exceptions for victims of sexual abuse.
This year, the Book and Paper Show is happening from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Causeway Bay Hotel and Conference Center in Lansing.
Survivors of Nassar and Anderson team up to testify in front of the House Oversight Committee in favor of two house bills making it easier for survivors to report their assaulters and receive justice.
With a background in architecture and urban planning, city council candidate Daniel Bollman hopes he can bring form-based zoning, which moves buildings closer to the street, to East Lansing, should he be elected. He is running for a four-year term.
In attempt to fight food insecurity, participants in Sparrow Hospital's new program will then receive a crockpot, a cookbook, groceries and a healthy eating/motivational text message three times a week. Participants will also learn healthy eating tips.
According to East Lansing Police Department Deputy Chief Steve Gonzalez, a stabbing near the Ann Street Plaza Sept. 26 resulted in significant yet non-life-threatening injuries.
“This is very bittersweet, but I am excited for this new and unique opportunity to continue doing my life’s work of advancing bold programs and policies that promote the health of all communities,” Michigan's former Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said in a statement.
The annual Second Amendment March at the Capitol Sept. 23, garnered a variety of gun rights advocates and speakers to advocate for Second Amendment rights.
"Black people lived in East Lansing and bought homes likely through white proxy-buyers, but Dr. Green sued the Lansing Board of Realtors and then prevailed in that lawsuit, really effectively in being the ability for people to discriminate against you based on your skin color," East Lansing's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Administrator Elaine Hardy said.
There have been an estimated 145 cases this past week which are related to MSU, according to Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail.
Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon aimed to reduce racial disparities in felony firearm charges by introducing a new policy to forbid charging a felony firearm offense except under "most extreme circumstances." At an East Lansing City Council meeting Sept. 14, Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth appeared before the council to share his displeasure with this new policy.
After working for the East Lansing Fire Department for 27 years, Dawn Carson has become the department's first woman fire chief.
“It’s what comedy is for,” comedian Elvis Mujić said. “Levity, which is alleviating pain, and giving them joy, and who better to do that with than people who are near death, every day.”
State Rep. Jewell Jones, D-Inkster, was arraigned on Wednesday on additional charges of attempting to escape custody and bringing a weapon into county jail. Both are felonies that could result in five- and four-year sentences, respectively.