Ingham County

Brian McGrain photo
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Ingham county recently fired two IT officials for accepting tickets to sports events and other perks from county vendors. Now, county officials are reviewing how  county contracts are rewarded. We talk with Board of Commissioners Chairman Brian McGrain.

man smoking electronic cigarette
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Health care providers say there’s been a big spike in the number of minors using electronic cigarettes in recent years.  The Ingham County Health Department wants to require e-cigarette vendors to obtain a tobacco license and refuse sales to those under 18.  Current State talks with Ingham Health Officer Linda Vail about the proposal, which could go before the county commission next week.     

Todd Tennis photo
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Ingham County officials may be nearing a resolution over how to provide medical services to the county’s neediest residents. That’s been an issue since participation plunged and surpluses soared at the Ingham Health Plan. Current State speaks with Ingham County Commissioner Todd Tennis about the road ahead.

Ingham County Courthouse
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In June, 13 people graduated from Ingham County's sobriety court. 

Alongside the tens of thousands of mid-Michigan school graduates last month, a handful attended a different kind of ceremony.  They were the 13 graduates of Ingham County's sobriety court.  

Sobriety court is a rigorous program that mainly benefits people convicted of an offense which involves alcohol, like DWI.  An interdisciplinary team oversees a regimen including mandatory drug testing, treatment and, typically, participation in Alcoholics Anonymous.

Lansing home demolition
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Ingham County officials are using a $6-million federal grant to remove more than 200 blighted homes around the city. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with county land bank executive director Jeff Burdick.