Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Steve Gray addressed the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday addressing concerns over applications for unemployment benefits.
Members of the East Lansing City Council received public comment in a virtual meeting May 19 regarding the committee to select a police oversight commission in East Lansing.
East Lansing City Council further discussed its preliminary fiscal year 2021 budget Tuesday, highlighting areas of concern and initial considerations for the COVID-19 response.
Following their "Operation Gridlock" protest at the Capitol, the Michigan Conservative Coalition hosts another protest in support of Owosso barber Karl Manke.
With K-12 in-classroom education suspended amid COVID-19, East Lansing Public Schools have offered parents a new response plan providing students with continued learning.
Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a partial reopening of the state in a press conference Monday.
“It makes bill paying a little bit more complex,” Michigan-based artist Salina Kalnins said. “With the art fairs, it’s a gamble if you're going to make a lot of money or not, but you at least know you're probably going to make something. But now with them canceled, it's kind of up in the air, so it's a little nerve-wracking.”
Presiding Judge Cynthia Stephens stated she will deliver her ruling in writing, which she declared “will certainly not be the last word” as the case is expected to make its way to the state Supreme Court.
The East Lansing Downtown Development authority, or DDA, awarded 57 businesses with grants through the first round of the Business Relief Program. According to the press release, each business will receive a $2,500 grant to help address hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
There was an altercation during the protest spurred by a display depicting the governor hanging from a noose. As soon as the speakers noticed the sign, they called for police and condemned the display and the use of physical violence. Nooses and a sign reading "Tyrants get the rope" have appeared at previous protests at the Capitol.
The East Lansing City Council discussed its preliminary fiscal year 2021 budget, outlining sources of funding and revenue in developments at its May 12 meeting.
The city of East Lansing released five videos related to an investigation into ELPD's alleged excessive force.
The incidents investigated included a December traffic stop and arrest and an altercation and arrest at 7-Eleven in February.
There are 47,552 total cases of the disease in Michigan and 4,584 deaths, and the rate of new cases is continuing to slow down — the rate of new infections has dropped 25% in the past seven days. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said this data is a cause for “cautious optimism.”
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a six phase plan to reopen Michigan including the return of manufacturing workers in a press conference today.