"There is a long-standing history of gerrymandering in American politics,” Democratic Lansing State Rep. Sarah Anthony said. “Ultimately, gerrymandering has rigged the game in terms of silencing voters, and it has really allowed elected officials to act without much accountability, and draw districts in their own favor.”
Currently, Ingham County has 188 active cases, with roughly 25 new cases per million people. On June 19th, there were on average 5 cases per million people. That's roughly a 500% increase from June 19 to July 19.
Although he is moving away, Stephens said that East Lansing is home to him and that he thinks he’ll return at some point. He described being the mayor of East Lansing during a pandemic as the most stressful job, but also the best job in the world.
According to Global Change, large urban areas, like East Lansing, have more challenges related to heat than in surrounding rural areas because of the release of heat from buildings, vehicles and industries.
ELFD Captain Mark Koonter said that the fire remained contained to the original apartment and no one was injured while the building was evacuated.
The Capital Area Transportation Authority, CATA, will be providing system-wide free rides to voters in the primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 3. CATA recommends booking Redi-Ride trips no later than Aug. 2.
This town hall marks the first of a series of community town halls to help answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, according to MDHHS's Facebook page.
The vote, which took place during the weekly East Lansing City Council Meeting, comes over a month after members of the Study Committee on an Independent Police Oversight Commission presented a report on the proposed establishment of this commission, containing the Study Committee’s recommendations on how the commission should be established.
“This is a hard decision for me, one I struggled with for a while, and I sincerely hope that members of the community will understand,” Stephens said. He announced his resignation during Tuesday's City Council meeting.
The series will include three informal meetings at various locations in East Lansing between Johnson and members of the public. The chats will have a quick update on what East Lansing Police Department, or ELPD, is doing.
Director and Associate Professor in the Michigan State University Center for Bioethics & Social Justice Sean Valles said the possibility of preordering vaccines was going to create an inequitable system.
Black Student Alliance Kenny Franklin and City Council Members Dana Watson and Ron Bacon speak on their roles in the East Lansing community for the continued fight for racial justice and equity, and how they celebrate Juneteenth.
In a City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 15, Councilmembers further discussed the report by the Study Committee on an Independent Police Oversight Commission.