In an attempt to further revitalize the downtown area, Lansing Mayor David Hollister is pouring money into businesses in the Washington Avenue area.Hollister has designated $75,000 for grants to area businesses and property owners as a motivation for facade improvement and loft construction.
Lansing Mayor David Hollister will be traveling to Akuapim, Ghana, today as part of Lansings sister cities program with the African city. Hollister and a delegation of Lansing educators, health care providers, civil engineers and other citizens will travel to Ghana to dedicate two libraries created with books donated from Lansing residents and to formally initiate an ambulance donated and equipped by Lansing to be used as a traveling health clinic. There will also be a formally signed agreement making Lansing and Akuapim sister cities. Ghana is a country with more than 17 million people.
When Lansing resident Patty Farhat Reed heard about the Citizens Police Academy Program, she jumped at the opportunity to become involved.She was a member of her neighborhood watch and thought she knew a lot about the Lansing Police Department already, but this could only improve the quality of her community involvement.Five years later she couldnt be happier to have taken part in the inaugural program.It was probably the best thing I ever did for myself, Reed said.
The March 27-28, 1999, East Lansing riot left fires burning long after the smoke from that fateful evening had cleared - the battle for possession of unpublished riot photos is finally over more than a year and a half after it started.In an attempt to single out participants in the riot, Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III issued subpoenas to all state media outlets for copies of unpublished photographs and film taken during the disturbance.An eight-month long court battle ensued between 11 Michigan media outlets that were under subpoena, including The State News.The state Supreme Court ruled in favor of the media Tuesday.
LANSING - The state House approved the $1.66 billion higher education budget Tuesday to fund Michigans 15 public universities for the fiscal year that begins Oct.
East Lansing School District bond proposals totaling more than $66 million will be voted upon today at 14 locations across the city. If the proposals are passed, the money will be used to renovate and remodel the high school and build a new pool. In December 1999, a similar bond was proposed but was voted down.
At a stop in Flint on Thursday, President Bill Clinton spoke about the digital divide in America.Meanwhile, tucked in a corner of Bessey Hall, there is a center dedicated to technology and learning for students and faculty with disabilities aimed at eliminating the deficit Clinton spoke of.The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities Assistive Technology Center uses a variety of tools, computer equipment and software to help MSU students have the best learning experience possible.The technology center, located in Suite 120 of Bessey Hall, includes software that can read aloud to students, create electronic books or enlarge print for low-vision students.A raised, talking map of campus helps blind students find their way around, and three real-time captioning specialists type out lectures and class discussions for deaf students.
MSU-Detroit College of Law ranks below Lansings Thomas M. Cooley Law School in a recent study ranking law schools.Using statistics from the American Bar Association, Cooley Dean Don LeDuc released the schools third annual Program Achievement Rating study ranking U.S.
Danforth Goff was never alone during AIDS Walk Michigan-Lansing. He also wanted to ensure those with HIV and AIDS wont feel lonely either.We need to encourage people that there is hope, that they are not alone in this process, said Goff, a hemophiliac who contracted HIV through tainted blood products in 1980.
The East Lansing City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the City Center tax increment and increasing restrictions on smoking in restaurants.To fund the City Center, an ordinance would raise taxes of East Lansing residents in small increments.The project, with a price tag of about $30 million, will be home to an array of new shops and restaurants in East Lansing.
Every 29 seconds an American suffers a heart attack, and every minute someone dies from one. Every 53 seconds an American suffers a stroke, and every 3.3 minutes someone dies from one. Heart disease and stroke are the nations number one and number three killers - but few politicians seem to notice, Mike Michalski, chairman-elect of the American Heart Associations Midwest affiliate, said. The American Heart Association sought to end that legislative ignorance this year by developing a new initiative called Take Heart 2000, a series of four national events aimed at educating lawmakers and candidates on the health issues related to cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association has developed a new initiative - Take Heart 2000 - to educate officials and political candidates on important heart and stroke issues in an effort to get them to speak out and support a health policy agenda aimed at fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, Michalski said. On Friday, the Kellogg Center hosted the last in a series of nationwide candidate forums sponsored by the American Heart Association. Right now there is a lot of national attention on Lansing because there are such crucial races going on, said Cindy Hawken, director of communications for Western Michigans American Heart Association. Take Heart 2000 highlights three key policies the American Heart Association would like candidates to support: Increasing federal research funding, including funding for heart disease and stroke; authorizing the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the manufacturing, sale and marketing of tobacco products; and removing barriers to health care that limit access to emergency services and specialty care. Because health issues like heart disease and stroke affect almost every family, wed like (candidates) to be aware of those issues and to find out their opinions, Hawken said. Invited to attend the forum were state senators Dianne Byrum, D-Onondaga, and Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, as well as Democratic U.S.
Lawmakers will be addressing key issues this week in the state House and Senate - most notably, the bill to fund higher education for the next fiscal year. The state House is expected to vote on a budget bill that will appropriate $1,838,900,562 to Michigans 15 public universities.