Lansing, MI – This morning, a quiet humanitarian mission is wrapping up in Lansing. Since midnight, a small band of social workers and volunteers have been braving the cold, scouring the streets in search of the homeless. They've been checking on their needs and guiding them to shelter. WKAR's Kevin Lavery went along with them.
Lansing, MI – The Ingham County Board of Commissioners will not be closing the animal shelter, at least not yet. Closing the shelter and eliminating animal control enforcement are on a long list of possible cuts commissioners are considering to close a budget gap.
The Obama administration will spend $240 million to upgrade tracks and make other improvements to help build a high-speed rail line connecting metro Detroit to Chicago. But very little of that money will be spent in Michigan.
Lansing, MI – Lansing social services providers will be on the streets tonight to count and care for the homeless. It's part of an annual survey that determines federal funding for homelessness treatment programs.
Members of Congress say they'll seek $20 million to study using poisons to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.
Securing the money was among several steps agreed on by lawmakers from the Great Lakes region during a meeting Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois, who hosted the session, tells The Associated Press the bipartisan group did not resolve a disagreement over whether to close shipping locks and gates at Chicago that could give the carp a pathway to Lake Michigan.