Ingham County http://wkar.org en Awareness, prevention highlight National HIV Testing Day http://wkar.org/post/awareness-prevention-highlight-national-hiv-testing-day <p></p><p>Today is <a href="http://hivtest.cdc.gov/press_files/" target="_blank">National HIV Testing Day</a>. Across Michigan this weekend there will be events and opportunities for <a href="http://www.prep4itnow.com/" target="_blank">free HIV tests</a>, including Ingham County, which has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the state. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:27:55 +0000 Kevin Lavery & Mark Bashore 55887 at http://wkar.org Awareness, prevention highlight National HIV Testing Day Ingham treasurer Schertzing joins 8th District race http://wkar.org/post/ingham-treasurer-schertzing-joins-8th-district-race <p>Tomorrow is the filing deadline for all potential political candidates to run in the August 5th primary election. Last month, 8th District Republican Congressman Mike Rogers&nbsp; shocked many of his constituents with news that he will not seek re-election. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:33:10 +0000 Kevin Lavery 52501 at http://wkar.org Ingham treasurer Schertzing joins 8th District race Ingham commissioners consider parks millage http://wkar.org/post/ingham-commissioners-consider-parks-millage <p></p><p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The <a href="http://bc.ingham.org/">Ingham County Board of Commissioners</a> is looking at a possible county parks millage. Earlier this week, the body asked its County Services committee to begin work on a draft proposal. The focus of a millage would primarily be an expansion of Lansing’s Rivertrail network. </span> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:15:00 +0000 Current State 49315 at http://wkar.org Ingham commissioners consider parks millage Hertel Jr. talks housing and Senate http://wkar.org/post/hertel-jr-talks-housing-and-senate <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Ingham County officials have announced good news about the area’s housing market. <a href="http://rd.ingham.org/">Register of Deeds</a> Curtis Hertel Jr. reported that home sales last year were up and that foreclosures were down. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:43:36 +0000 Current State 47993 at http://wkar.org Hertel Jr. talks housing and Senate City COO expects resolution to county 911 dispute http://wkar.org/post/city-coo-expects-resolution-county-911-dispute <p></p><p></p><p>Last week, <a href="http://bc.ingham.org/Home.aspx">Ingham County commissioners</a> voted 13 to 1 to demand that the city of Lansing pay the $1.1-million the county says it is owed for pension and health insurance obligations for the 34&nbsp; city-employed 911 dispatchers who were transferred last year to the&nbsp; new Ingham County dispatch center. The county’s deadline is January 15th.&nbsp; If payment is not received by then, they say they’ll sue the city. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:02:30 +0000 Current State 46805 at http://wkar.org City COO expects resolution to county 911 dispute Ingham judge blasts Court of Claims move http://wkar.org/post/ingham-judge-blasts-court-claims-move <p></p><p></p><p>A controversial bill that would move a key Michigan court is expected to be signed into law soon by Governor Rick Snyder.&nbsp; The measure would transfer the operations of the state’s Court of Claims to the Michigan Court of Appeals. The court of claims hears legal actions that are filed against the state of Michigan. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:10:03 +0000 Current State 45105 at http://wkar.org Ingham judge blasts Court of Claims move Controller: Court of Claims move could set county back $500K http://wkar.org/post/controller-court-claims-move-could-set-county-back-500k <p></p><p></p><p>Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Bill Collette is critical of legislation that would move the Michigan Court of Claims from <a href="http://co.ingham.org/">Ingham County</a> to the Michigan <a href="http://courts.mi.gov/courts/coa/Pages/default.aspx">Court of Appeals</a>. <em>Current State</em> spoke with Ingham County Controller Tim Dolehanty about the impact such a move might have on the county. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:05:46 +0000 Current State 45107 at http://wkar.org Controller: Court of Claims move could set county back $500K HIV rates high, awareness could improve in Ingham County http://wkar.org/post/hiv-rates-high-awareness-could-improve-ingham-county <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71c12937-eaed-20cb-351d-ef2abf04f81b"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Outside of metro Detroit, Ingham County has the highest rate of HIV infection in Michigan. Over half those cases are among gay men, most of whom are first diagnosed with HIV after the age of 30.</span></span> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:45:15 +0000 Current State 44258 at http://wkar.org HIV rates high, awareness could improve in Ingham County Dog fighting, hoarding and strays: Animal control issues in Ingham County http://wkar.org/post/dog-fighting-hoarding-and-strays-animal-control-issues-ingham-county <p></p><div>From pet hoarding to dog fighting to stray cats and dogs, if it has four-legs and a problem, chances are that Ingham County’s animal control division will be called in to help.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jamie </span>McAloon-Lampman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the director of &nbsp;<a href="http://ac.ingham.org/Home.aspx">Ingham County Animal Control</a>, discusses the Lansing-area's animal control issues.&nbsp;</span></div> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:05:11 +0000 Current State 39852 at http://wkar.org Dog fighting, hoarding and strays: Animal control issues in Ingham County Ingham County Land Bank helps build neighborhoods http://wkar.org/post/ingham-county-land-bank-helps-build-neighborhoods <p><a href="http://www.inghamlandbank.org/">The Ingham County Land Bank,</a> is currently going through a bit of a renovation. Chairman and County Treasurer Eric Schertzing along with the organization's new Executive Director Jeff Burdick discuss the current changes to the ICLB, including the organization's new pilot project involving transportation, which will be the first public bike-sharing program in Michigan.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:04:34 +0000 Current State 37780 at http://wkar.org Ingham County Land Bank helps build neighborhoods Ingham County Sheriff criticizes law enforcement spending cuts http://wkar.org/post/ingham-county-sheriff-criticizes-law-enforcement-spending-cuts <p>In a <a href="http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2013/05/at_police_memorial_ingham_coun.html">speech</a> Monday night at a law enforcement memorial held at the state Capitol, longtime Ingham County <a href="http://sh.ingham.org/">Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth</a> decried the political influence and budget cuts on law enforcement. Sheriff Wriggelsworth spoke with <em>Current State</em> host Mark Bashore about the effects of downsizing police departments. Wed, 08 May 2013 17:18:06 +0000 Current State 35512 at http://wkar.org Ingham County Sheriff criticizes law enforcement spending cuts Macomb County first in nation with software to track mortgage fraud http://wkar.org/post/macomb-county-first-nation-software-track-mortgage-fraud-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A memorable edition of <em>60 minutes</em> from 2011 reported that banks across the nation had used forged signatures to process foreclosure documents. &nbsp;After that, Michigan Attorney General <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/ag">Bill Schuette </a>launched an investigation and found that more than 1,000 unauthorized and improperly executed documents were filed with county registers of deeds throughout the state. Those documents were prepared by a company named DocX, which was identified in the<em>&nbsp;60 Minutes</em>&nbsp;program.</span></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:43:31 +0000 Current State 34833 at http://wkar.org Dispute over Ingham circuit court recordkeeping suggests changes ahead http://wkar.org/post/dispute-over-ingham-circuit-court-recordkeeping-suggests-changes-ahead-0 <p></p><p>A minor turf war over public records is taking shape in Ingham County.</p><p>While the dispute is being downplayed by its two participants---<a href="http://cl.ingham.org/">Clerk Barb </a><a href="http://cl.ingham.org/">Byrum</a> and Chief Circuit Court Judge <a href="http://cc.ingham.org/GeneralInformation/Judges/HonorableJanelleALawless.aspx">Janelle Lawless</a>---some observers suggest it’s symptomatic of a larger, ongoing problem: &nbsp;poor public access to documents.</p><p>Current State host Mark Bashore visited with both Barb Byrum and Judge Janelle Lawless to learn more.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:22:19 +0000 Current State 34797 at http://wkar.org Clearing some haze around state's medical marijuana laws http://wkar.org/post/clearing-some-haze-around-states-medical-marijuana-laws <p></p><p>There’s been significant movement at the state capitol regarding medical marijuana recently. &nbsp;The week before last, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled the state’s pot law does not allow dispensaries. &nbsp;But late last week, State Representative <a href="http://www.gophouse.com/bio.asp?District=87">Mike Callton</a> of Nashville announced he’ll introduce a bill that would allow businesses to dispense cannabis.<br /><br />Stuart Dunnings Jr. is Ingham County <a href="http://pa.ingham.org/">prosecutor </a>and among the many legal officials and police who’ve been frustrated by the vagaries of Michigan’s medical marijuana law. &nbsp;Robin Schneider is a Lansing resident and a legislative liaison for the <a href="http://www.nprausa.com/">National Patients’ Rights Association</a>. &nbsp;They both help clear some of the haze around Michigan's medical marijuana regulations.</p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:39:10 +0000 Mark Bashore 31337 at http://wkar.org Clearing some haze around state's medical marijuana laws Ingham County’s fight against mortgage fraud gets boost from settlement http://wkar.org/post/ingham-county-s-fight-against-mortgage-fraud-gets-boost-settlement <p></p><p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.8137532425066651" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">There was some good news last week in Michigan involving the fight against mortgage &nbsp;fraud. &nbsp;On Thursday, officials announced the state will receive $2.5 million dollars -- that’s the settlement in a mortgage fraud lawsuit filed last year by State Attorney General Bill Schuette. &nbsp;The legal action involved about 1,000 victims of robo-signing statewide, with nearly 300 of them from Ingham County. &nbsp;</span><br /> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:19:01 +0000 Mark Bashore 30639 at http://wkar.org Current State #3 | January 16, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-3-january-16-2013 <p>On today's <em>Current State</em>: MPRN's Rick Pluta previews Governor Snyder's "State of the State" address, Ingham County's eviction prevention program, <em>Neighbors in Action</em> with the Allen Neighborhood Center, and Michigan's role in the Civil War.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:24:43 +0000 Current State 29692 at http://wkar.org Current State #3 | January 16, 2013 Lansing Councilwoman: Residents Are 'Millaged to Death' http://wkar.org/post/lansing-councilwoman-residents-are-millaged-death <p>A Lansing city councilwoman thinks Ingham County officials were right to table an idea for a regional parks millage on the November ballot.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:35:39 +0000 Mark Bashore 23097 at http://wkar.org Lansing Councilwoman: Residents Are 'Millaged to Death' After Costly e-Data Hemorrhage, Ingham County Looks at Tighter IT Ops http://wkar.org/post/after-costly-e-data-hemorrhage-ingham-county-looks-tighter-it-ops <p>Doing business with Ingham County is gummed up for a while after the loss of more than 130,000 electronic records.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Mark Bashore 19114 at http://wkar.org After Costly e-Data Hemorrhage, Ingham County Looks at Tighter IT Ops Ingham Waits on Help With Lost e-Records http://wkar.org/post/ingham-waits-help-lost-e-records <p>Ingham County officials hope to learn more this week about the chances of recovering over 130,000 lost electronic documents. WKAR has learned county IT workers accidentally deleted the data from the server of County Clerk Mike Bryanton on May 25. Later, they learned the system meant to back up the data was corrupt.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:51:12 +0000 Mark Bashore 18804 at http://wkar.org Ingham Waits on Help With Lost e-Records Ingham County Loses More Than 130,000 e-Records http://wkar.org/post/ingham-county-loses-more-130000-e-records <p>WKAR has learned the Ingham County Clerk’s office is relying on over 130,000 paper records after IT personnel accidentally deleted electronic data late last month.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 17:18:17 +0000 Mark Bashore 18651 at http://wkar.org Ingham County Loses More Than 130,000 e-Records