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Throughout Michigan's history, the state's African American population is often portrayed as an urban population... but that depiction overlooks a part of Michigan’s history.

 


 

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This year’s mayor’s race in Lansing should become clearer on Wednesday.

That’s when Democratic State Representative Andy Schor has said he will announce his decision at a Lansing coffee shop.

Schor is serving his third term representing Lansing in the State House and spent a decade on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners.

Schor says he will announce his decision at Strange Matter coffee on Michigan Avenue at 11 am.

Mayor Virg Bernero has announced he intends to run for a 4th term.

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Low numbers of homes for sale are making winter a seller’s market in the Lansing area. 

Multiple offer situations are common according to Kim Dunham, President of the Greater Lansing Association of Realtors.

“I had a conversation with one of my agents this morning and the buyer that got this house that was a multiple offer situation---they had lost five homes previously,” she says.

Dunham says it’s stressful for buyers, but profitable for sellers. 

Sale prices in Greater Lansing currently average about $150,000.

Current Sports | February 21, 2017

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NBA Trade Deadline; Andre Drummond; Reggie Jackson; East Lansing Boys' High School Basketball; NCAA Tournament.


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A Michigan State University breast cancer researcher has shown that effective treatment options can be predicted based on the way certain breast cancer genes act or express themselves.

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A community forum is planned in Saginaw to discuss immigrant rights and activities since the presidential election.

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Eron Harris; Michigan State Men's Basketball; MSU Women's Basketball; Tori Jankoska; Jason Ruff; Spartan Hockey; All-Star Weekend.


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You might think that the gap between the far left and the far right in American politics is getting larger, but MSU College of Law professor Frank Ravitch thinks there are ways these opposing forces could work together.


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In the 2016 election, Michigan House Republicans edged out Democrats by just 3,000 votes.  Yet, the GOP won more than 57 percent of all state House seats.  Their victory was the result of creative map making.

 

State legislative districts are drawn by whichever political party is in power.  Both Democrats and Republicans tend to draw those boundaries to consolidate their voting base.  The practice is called “gerrymandering,” and opponents say it diminishes the voice of the people.


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We continue our conversations with Lansing city council candidates today with James McClurken. He’s running against incumbent Jessica Yorko, who is expected to run for re-election in the fourth ward.


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When the Academy Award nominations were announced in 2015 — and again in 2016 — there was swift backlash against the Academy for the lack of racial diversity among the nominees. Now, a new study of Best Picture nominees has revealed yet another demographic that's been chronically underrepresented in Hollywood — older people.

The human species is about to change dramatically. That's the argument Yuval Noah Harari makes in his new book, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow.

Harari is a history professor at Hebrew University in Israel. He tells NPR's Ari Shapiro that he expects we will soon engineer our bodies and minds in the same way we now design products.


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Rex Tillerson is heading on his second foreign trip as secretary of state later this week. But, as in his visit last week to Germany, Tillerson is expected to try to keep a low profile when he travels to Mexico on Wednesday.

Tillerson has said very little in public since taking office. There has been no State Department briefing since the Trump administration began a month ago.

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