The purpose of the oversight commission is to increase the East Lansing Police Department’s accountability and the community’s trust in the department, according to the commission’s website. Further, the commission’s priority is to address racial inequities in the East Lansing community and the department’s use of force.
While Whitmer is supportive of providing resources to pregnant women, Leddy said that Whitmer "cannot support aspects of a bill that sends millions in taxpayer dollars to fake health centers that intentionally withhold information from women about their health, bodies and full reproductive freedom."
Within the Greater Lansing area, there are a number of resources created to reduce this. From food pantries to utility assistance, those in need have options.
According to the ACLU of Michigan, the ballot measure would enshrine "the right to make all decisions regarding reproductive health" into Michigan's constitution. This includes birth control, miscarriage care, prenatal care, childbirth and abortion access.
While Biden does not have the power to restore the rights that Roe v. Wade guaranteed, abortion-rights advocates have been calling on the White House to do more for abortion access.
The East Lansing Public Library's 2022 Summer Reading Program, titled "Ocean of Possibilities," encourages the exploration of new worlds through books for people of all ages.
According to a press release, the purpose of the fine increase is to incentivize visitors to use downtown parking facilities including parking garages and non-metered spaces for short-term parking rather than metered parking spaces.
The latest mass shooting that shocked the masses was closer to home than you think. MSU student Lily Wathen and her family were caught in the crossfire in Highland Park, Illinois.
MSU supply chain management professor Jason Miller said one cause of this shortage is a lack of materials, including cotton, which is a key component in manufacturing tampons.
Following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the battle continued as people came to the Capitol to protest, while others headed to the Hall of Justice to celebrate.
It may take up to two weeks for illness to develop following an infected mosquito bite. Symptoms of Jamestown Canyon Virus can include fever, headache and fatigue. In rare cases, it can cause disease in the brain and spinal cord.
While BWL will issue a statement, customers will not receive a direct or advance notice of the outage if they are in an area affected by a black-out. These outages will last approximately 20 minutes.
During the month of June, there are tons of fun ways to celebrate Pride, through parades, alt proms, donating to your favorite LGBTQ+ organizations, or reading LGBTQ+ literature. Another option is to shop local, and support your city’s LGBTQ+ community and Lansing has a diverse array of LGBTQ-owned small businesses to choose from.
“This is the first suspected case of death by hazing that I can recall and I've been working at the Prosecutor's Office since 1997,” Scott Hughes, Ingham County Prosecutor Office's Community Outreach Coordinator, said in an email.
The National Weather Service, or NWS, said that those in the southern lower Michigan should be prepared for “a swath of damaging winds” that could lead to power outages or fallen trees.
People of all ages crowded onto the Capitol lawn to listen to students, teachers and lawmakers speak out against the current epidemic of gun violence. This comes after multiple mass shootings — especially in school settings — including shootings in Oxford, Michigan, Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, among others.
The National Labor Relations Board counted ballots for the Starbucks union election on June 9. Three locations around Lansing won the vote, securing the election of their unions.
FBI arrested Republican candidate for Michigan governor, Ryan Kelley, at his home on Thursday morning. He was charged with a misdemeanor for disorderly conduct related to his attendance at the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.