Downtown Lansing

Michigan Vietnam Monument at night
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Thu., Nov. 2 from 12pm to 1pm at the Michigan Vietnam Monument | You're invited to join your community in paying respects to those who served and perished in the Vietnam War. 

On Wednesday night, four development firms presented their plans to transform the current space occupying Lansing city hall across the street from Michigan's State Capitol. 

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Lansing is steadily becoming more diverse. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the rate of people living in the city who identify as two or more races rose by over 62-percent between 2000 and 2010. 


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The grounds at Michigan's Capitol will be under construction for the next two years as part of $70 million in improvements to its mechanical and electrical systems.

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Governor Rick Snyder has signed bills to create new business incentives in hopes of getting a few very large employers to locate in Michigan.

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Thursday night, a crowd will gather at the steps of the Michigan State Capitol Building. They won’t be there to hear a political stump speech though, it is poetry that brings these people together.


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UPDATED 07.13.2017 5PM: Police in Lansing are investigating an attack on an Hispanic immigrant as a "hate crime."

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Newly hired school employees would automatically be enrolled in a 401(k)-only retirement plan unless they opt out within 75 days and instead choose a blended pension benefit that would cost more of their paycheck under a deal struck between Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican legislative leaders.

There’s no end yet to the standoff between Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature’s Republican leaders that’s delayed wrapping up the state budget. But they are talking again.

Michigan Capitol
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A state House committee has adopted bills that would require local officials to help enforce federal immigration laws.

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The Michigan House has voted to increase motorcycle endorsement and registration fees.

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Michigan would cut spending at all but one of its 30 prisons under a legislative compromise reached Wednesday without the support of Gov. Rick Snyder's administration, which Republican leaders have excluded from key budget decisions because of Snyder's opposition to closing the pension system to new school employees.

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State officials and health care providers called on Washington lawmakers to keep the state’s Medicaid expansion Monday.

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State lawmakers say they will look into reports the Michigan agency that handles child abuse and neglect cases fudged its numbers to make it appear it was complying with a court order.

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The director of Michigan's Department of Technology, Management and Budget is leaving his post to pursue a job opportunity in the private sector.

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