Downtown Lansing

Jamie Paisley

If you walk along Lansing River Trail over the next few months, you may see a few new objects along the way which catch your eye and maybe your ear. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley has more about Lansing’s new ARTpath.


Draft of the Adado Riverfront Park Plan.
Courtesy / Arts Council of Greater Lansing

After more than four years of planning, the Adado Riverfront Park stage project in downtown Lansing has completed phase one. WKAR’s Katie Cook has more.

 


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Lansing mayor Virg Bernero talked with Morning Edition host Brooke Allen about what's left for him to do before leaving on January 1, 2018. 


Michigan Vietnam Monument at night
Courtesy / Michigan Department of Military & Veterans Affairs

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. 

Karel Vega / WKAR-FM

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. 


Capital building photo
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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.

Rick Snyder
WKAR-MSU

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

Courtesy Rina Risper

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.


S Cedar St. and Denver Ave.
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

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

Capital building photo
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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
File Photo / WKAR

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.

Michigan Capitol Building
WKAR File Photo

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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