East Lansing

Michigan State tennis star Jasper Koenen leads by example

Nov 20, 2017
Jasper Koenen

Koenen, MSU’s tennis team captain, learned at an early age the value of giving back, and how kindness can leave a strong impact.

East Lansing city hall photo
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Nearly a week after voters elected two city council members, East Lansing will choose a Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem on Monday night. 

Residents in their 80s and 90s from a Michigan retirement community are modeling for a 2018 calendar.

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The East Lansing ballot proposals had a mixed result yesterday. A proposal to cut property taxes was approved, but a measure to create an income tax in the city failed. Because of that, the property tax cut will not go into effect unless an income tax gets voter approval in the future.


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Police say a Michigan State University student who died after being struck by a car last week was from suburban Detroit.

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On this week's Current State - Election 2017. Lansing voters will elect a new mayor on Tuesday, November 7. A conversation with Civil Rights Leader Congressman John Lewis. In East Lansing, voters will consider Income Tax, Property Tax Cut and vote on city council members. On Nov.7, the city of Lansing will ask voters to approve the sale of the 1903 Cooley Haze House. And the race for mayor in Jackson heats up.


Trick-Or-Treaters Will Fill The Streets Of Lansing

Oct 27, 2017
Halloween 2016
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Families can attend events in East Lansing leading up to Halloween.

The 2017 Michigan State University homecoming parade will shutdown streets starting at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Parade route: The parade begins at the Hannah Community Center and travels south on Abbot Road to Grand River Avenue and into campus at the Collingwood Drive entrance, concluding at the corner of Farm and Shaw Lanes.

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According to the Lansing State Journal, Michigan State junior running back LJ Scott was arrested Wednesday for driving on a suspended license. This is the seventh time that Scott, 21, has faced the same, or a similar charge.

Michigan State’s Lexi Baylis stars on tennis court and in classroom

Oct 13, 2017
MSU Athletics

Michigan State senior Lexi Baylis is always exceeding expectations.

High-level golf runs in the family for Michigan State star senior Charlie Green

Oct 13, 2017
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College golf seemed like it was Spartan senior Charlie Green’s destiny, but it took a crucial decision to permanently steer him away from the ice to the greens.

The Park District Planning Area Property Includes the old bank building on the corner of Grand River and Abbot.
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Some East Lansing residents have expressed their happiness with the Park District Planning Area property being torn down this weekend. WKAR’s Katie Cook spoke to several Friday, including two employees of businesses near the property.

 

 


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Michigan State University graduate, now SportsCenter host on ESPN, Jemele Hill, made national headlines earlier this week when she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist via Twitter. ESPN issued a statement noting that Hill's comments do not represent the company and that they had addressed it with Hill. This morning on Twitter President Trump said ESPN "is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth."


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East Lansing will keep the proposed income tax on the November ballot after negotiations with Michigan State University over removing it from the ballot fell through.

 

 

 

East Lansing City Clerk Marie Wicks told WKAR Tuesday that the city council does not plan to remove the income tax item from the ballot during tonight's meeting.

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A federal judge could decide on Wednesday whether a Charlotte farmer can go forward with his lawsuit against East Lansing. 

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